Advancing Climate-Resilient Education Technical Guidance
The Advancing Climate-Resilient Education Technical Guidance builds on the USAID 2022–2030 Climate Strategy and the 2018 USAID Education Policy to support USAID Missions and partners who seek to integrate climate action and awareness into education programs and are committed to achieving climate-resilient education systems and fostering climate-resilient learners. It outlines how to identify opportunities for climate action that respond to known climate hazards through mitigative, adaptive, and transformative actions.
The guidance is designed for use at the activity design and monitoring and evaluation stages of the USAID Program Cycle. It does not prescribe new processes, but rather serves to aid Missions and partners in integrating climate considerations into existing processes.
Climate Change’s Impact on Education
Climate change can translate into significant disruptions for learners, educators, and their communities. Disruptive effects can occur through direct and indirect pathways, and can compound or be compounded by existing inequalities, especially those experienced by women and girls, learners with disabilities, learners from Indigenous communities, refugees, and learners who are internally displaced.
The impact of climate change may be more or less disruptive to education depending on the local education system’s ability to cope and to adapt—its climate resilience.