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Former Project Management Director, West and Central Africa and Haiti Jeff Ratcliffe

Jeff Ratcliffe was formerly the Project Management director for the West, and Central Africa and Haiti region.

by Jeff Ratcliffe


Maximizing the Power of Climate Data by Building Trust

This post originally appeared on the SEEP blog. As the frequency and magnitude of climate-related hazards increases, these changes are affecting people’s livelihoods — particularly those of rural and vulnerable populations — more than ever. In response to this challenge, climate data can be employed in program design to foster greater resilience for livelihoods at…

Where Are the Barriers? Studying Climate Change Adaptation in Mali

Climate change makes life even harder for subsistence farmers and marginal populations. In the development field, we need to learn how to address tangible problems that block adoption of improved mechanisms. USAID’s Climate Change Adaptation Activity (CCAA) in Mali — a two-year intervention in the Mopti Region — has such an opportunity. In conjunction with…