The USAID Biodiversity Integration Case Study Competition is now open!

USAID’s Office of Forestry and Biodiversity has announced a case study competition on the examples of biodiversity integration from across the agency’s portfolio. USAID staff and implementing partners representing projects and activities related to biodiversity integration can apply. The competition is open from March 25 to May 3.

Integration of biodiversity conservation with other sectors has the potential to increase the sustainability of development programming, amplify results and promote cost-savings. Integrated programming offers an opportunity to advance learning and an evidence-based approach to integration, to identify lessons learned and capture best practices. Cases may include biodiversity programming with multiple sector outcomes, as well as other development programming with biodiversity outcomes. In addition to successes, case studies are welcome to discuss challenges in designing, implementing or monitoring integration.

USAID’s Biodiversity Results and Integrated Development Gains Enhanced (BRIDGE) project is managing the competition. Winners will work with BRIDGE to enhance and adapt their cases to share with USAID, partners and the public. BRIDGE will highlight the case studies in a networking and learning event in Washington.

Full competition guidelines are available in the dedicated website. Any questions may