Leveraging Market Systems to Spur Climate Adaptation

Resilient market systems enable communities to absorb climate shocks, proactively adapt to the changing climate, and transform to improve human wellbeing. USAID’s Market System Resilience framework can help practitioners identify market opportunities that spur equitable and transformative climate adaptation. This session will provide an overview of the USAID Market System Resilience framework and provide case studies of how market systems have been harnessed for climate adaptation.



  • Laurie Ashley, Climate Adaptation and Resilience Advisor, Center for Resilience, USAID Bureau for Resilience and Food Security
  • Rafi Alam, Director of Urban Resilience, RTI International
  • Margie Brand, Director, Vikara Institute
  • Scott Merrill, Senior Director, Habitat for Humanity’s Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter Ahmad Shuka, Program Manager, Mercy Corps
Organized by RTI International