Conservation

Adaptation Thought Leadership and Assessments (ATLAS) tools can provide USAID Missions and partner governments support in assessing climate change vulnerability and improving climate-related decision making. Through new methodologies and tools for assessing climate risks, ATLAS helps evaluate adaptation options and synthesize best practices. A key emphasis of ATLAS is the uptake and use of information, helping to translate assessments into adaptation investment decisions and concrete actions at the country, sector, and program levels.

This manual provides guidance for field-based conservation practitioners in developing countries on integrating health and family planning into community conservation projects. It is designed for those who are starting work in a new area as well as those who might be adding on a health or population component to an existing conservation project. In addition, some sections are likely to be of interest to health partners, development organizations and donors.

The FHI 360 PROGRESS project (2008-13) added to the evidence base on multi-sector integration, providing guidance on how development organizations can successfully expand their program model to include family planning services. Working closely with partners, PROGRESS developed, implemented, and evaluated three interventions. This report synthesizes lessons learned for use in replication and scale up.

The portal provides an open access communications bridge between organizations, communities, consortia, and global partners working on an integrated approach to natural resource management linking nature, energy, and human health. The portal is designed to foster the evolution of a diverse community willing to share their expertise, social and professional networks and work together across time and physical boundaries on the ground as well as inside virtual teams.