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If Fighting Hunger Were an Olympic Event

One of USAID’s best weapons for fighting hunger in Malawi is Emmanuel Ngulube, an officer with the Agency’s Office of Food for Peace who has dedicated his entire career to fighting hunger across Africa.

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Facing Climate Change, Leaders Take A Step Toward A Healthier World

Technical experts from Indonesia’s power utility, PLN, and government officials from Indonesia’s Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources visit a Maui wind farm to learn how Hawaii is using smart policies and regulations to attract private investment and spur clean energy development. / Sarah Fretwell

With the signed Paris Agreement in place, USAID is renewing its commitment to empower people and communities to take bold action to invest in the future. We all share a responsibility to help build a safer, healthier world.

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Adapting to Climate Change: How USAID is connecting cities to find solutions

Oliver Sellers-Garcia, director of Somerville’s Sustainability and Environment Office, points out aspects of Somerville to Oscar Montes, director of La Ceiba’s Environment Office. / Nancy Leahy Martin, USAID

A program to share lessons learned in building resilience to climate change brings together city officials from two very different parts of the world — Somerville, Massachusetts and La Ceiba, Honduras. The two share more in common than meets the eye.

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Living on the Edge in a World of Changing Climate

In Pakistan, Nepal and other countries, climate-change linked natural disasters, including flooding, are becoming more common. Asif Hassan / AFP

People living in extreme poverty experience climate change differently than those who don’t. USAID is working with partners around the globe to improve knowledge sharing, mitigate the effects of climate change and promote climate-resilient growth.

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Acting on Climate, Reducing Poverty, Powering Africa

An M-POWER installation agent places a solar panel on a roof in Tanzania. / Mathieu Young, Off.Grid:Electric, for the Power Africa Photo Contest

As world leaders gather for COP 21, Power Africa and USAID are taking action on climate, and tackling extreme poverty, through investment in renewable energy projects that will improve life for millions.

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When Cities Help Each Other to Address Climate Change

Debra Roberts and Sean O'Donoghue of Durban, South Africa, examine South Broward's water pumping station as part of a knowledge-sharing trip to Florida. / CityLinks

Cities across the globe are forming compacts on climate change, sharing their experiences and expertise to better protect their citizens from the impact of unpredictable weather extremes.

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How and Why USAID is Ensuring Our Development Efforts are Climate Resilient

Agriculture projects such as this rice cultivation project in Vietnam can benefit from analysis early in planning to determine how climate change could affect outcomes. / Phuong Nguyen

For years, USAID has helped countries and communities build climate resilience, but starting now we are full-on integrating climate risk management in our development efforts. Never has the need been more clear.

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Charting a Course Toward Pacific Climate Resiliency

Low-lying island communities are among the most vulnerable to climate change. Through small-scale infrastructure projects in the Pacific Islands, USAID is helping them to adapt.

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Championing Rights of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

K´iche´maya women in Guatemala show their inked fingers after voting. / Maureen Taft-Morales, USAID

On the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples, USAID celebrates the achievements and commemorates the struggles of indigenous groups across the globe.

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A city in need: A case study of climate change adaptation from Mozambique

A boy in Paquitiquete, the lowest lying neighborhood in Pemba city, walks through a wet section to reach his friend in July 2014. People in Paquitiquete are used to the flooding as a result of tidal changes. Gradual sea level rise and extreme rain keep many houses wet -- the wait for the water to retreat and for houses to dry can be long. / Cristina Miranda, USAID

In Pemba, Mozambique, extreme weather has a devastating impact on the homes and lives of citizens. There and across the globe, USAID has partnered with communities and local governments to strengthen their resilience against threats posed by weather and climate change.

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