Upcoming Webinar: Leveraging Small, Local Service Providers for Urban Water and Sanitation Services

Join Global Waters for a webinar to learn about recent research conducted by USAID URBAN WASH on approaches for formally leveraging small, local providers of water and sanitation services and a framework for cities to formalize, engage, and partner with these small providers. Then, hear from representatives from Zambia and Mozambique about their experience going through the process for water and fecal sludge emptying services. Read More

Celebrating International Women’s Day: Recognizing Women in Waste

About this Event Across the globe women play critical roles in local waste systems. It’s estimated that over half of all plastics collected globally—and diverted from entering the ocean—are collected by informal waste collectors, the majority of whom are women. Beyond waste collectors, women in low- to middle-income countries also… Read More

Local Capacity Strengthening Policy Launch Event

USAID is excited to launch our very first Local Capacity Strengthening (LCS) Policy. We are inviting you to participate in our virtual launch event on Wednesday, October 19 from 8:00am to 9:00am EDT, hosted by the USAID Deputy Administrator Paloma Adams-Allen. You can register for the event here. The… Read More

Save Our Seas Initiative Launch Event

USAID launched the Save Our Seas Initiative on June 22, 2022 from 4:30 – 5:30 pm. This event was co-hosted by United States Senators the Honorable Dan Sullivan and the Honorable Sheldon Whitehouse. Watch the event livestream recording Ocean plastic pollution has reached crisis level: every minute, more… Read More

Webinar: Briefing: Impact of New WHO Global Air Quality Guidelines

For the first time since 2005, the World Health Organization (WHO) has updated its recommendations for air quality levels based on the most recent evidence on health effects. A consistent, growing body of research suggests that even low levels of air pollution adversely affect health. Based on… Read More

Climate, Clean Air and Health: An Integrated Approach

To find enduring solutions for air pollution, public health and climate change, we need to define the problem and the solution in ways that engage allies beyond the traditional environmentally focused regulators and agencies. We need to build awareness of the health and development gains that cleaner air can deliver,… Read More

The Triple Win Scenario: Catalyzing Action for Clean Air, Health and Climate

World Health Organization Director Dr. Maria Neira, World Resources Institute President and CEO Ani Dasgupta, and youth and civil society representatives held a conversation on the synergies between climate, public health and air quality action. During the discussion, the speakers explored the need to engage allies beyond the traditional… Read More