Climatelinks is a global knowledge portal for USAID staff, implementing partners, and the broader community working at the intersection of climate change and international development. The portal curates and archives technical guidance and knowledge related to USAID’s work to help countries mitigate and adapt to climate change. 

We aim for this portal to improve climate change and development programming, amplifying the impact of USAID’s investments into the future. We hope Climatelinks becomes a place for development practitioners to help identify and refine practices, and to inform USAID’s technical direction in areas of information gaps.

Climatelinks is a venue for knowledge sharing, implemented through the Sharing Environment & Energy Knowledge (SEEK) project.  Climatelinks does not represent the views of USAID or the U.S. Government. Please visit USAID’s Website for official government information.

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The Climatelinks Team


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Brad Lusk

Science and Technology Policy Fellow

Brad Lusk is a Science and Technology Policy Fellow with the American Association for the Advancement of Science where he serves as a co-founder and co-chair of the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) Team, the program manager for Climatelinks.org, and an environmental specialist at the United States Agency for International Development. He has also founded and managed companies in the private and non-profit sectors, has served as adjunct professor at South Mountain Community College in the School of Math, Science, & Engineering, has served as instructional professional at Arizona State University in the College of Integrative Sciences and Arts, and researched as a fellow of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine at the Naval Research Laboratory. He holds a PhD in biological design from Arizona State University.



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Stephan Hardeman

Knowledge Management & Online Content Specialist
Environmental Incentives

Stephan is the Site and Community Manager for Climatelinks. He draws on more than three years of experience in communications for international environmental trust funds to support Climatelinks through USAID’s Sharing Environment and Energy Knowledge (SEEK) initiative by engaging the Climatelinks community and featuring its work. Stephan has M.A.s in International Affairs (American University) and Natural Resources and Sustainable Development (United Nations University for Peace) and B.A.s in English and Anthropology from the University of Texas at Austin.



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Sophie Schrader

Project Associate
Training Resources Group

Sophie Schrader serves as the Communications and Knowledge Management Coordinator for Climatelinks. She manages social media and supports knowledge management, research, blogs, and coordinates content. As a full-time staff member of the Sharing Environment and Energy Knowledge (SEEK) project, Sophie's contributions span communications across USAID’s Office of Global Climate Change and Forestry and Biodiversity. Prior to this role, Sophie supported retreats, courses, and events for numerous International Development practitioners such as the World Bank Group, World Health Organization, and International Monetary Fund. Sophie holds a B.A. in Sociology and Studio Art from The College of Wooster and completed a thesis focused on the real life impact of hashtags utilized in digital movements.



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John Johnson

Account Director
Forum One

John leads the technical design and web development team at Forum One for Climatelinks. He has a background in technical project management in the international development community and advises on outreach strategies and technologies to engage people online. John and his team are deeply passionate about helping the Climatelinks team grow strategically and efficiently. Forum One is excited to help grow the Climatelinks community!


Kemi Adetosoye

Project Manager
Forum One

Kemi is the project manager for the Climatelinks team at Forum One.