SCALE Awards

SCALE is committed to highlighting the successes and creative adaptations undertaken by the agriculture, natural resource management (NRM), and alternative livelihoods implementing community

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Kristiana Marton / Save the Children


SCALE strives to recognize the accomplishments and skills of practitioners working in agriculture, natural resource management (NRM), and alternative livelihoods-related activities around the world. Below are two such initiatives showcasing practitioners who are creatively adapting their programming to respond to COVID-19 and facilitating events, trainings, and more with exceptional skill. 

Creative Green Adaptation Award

As climate change looms, humanitarians and development practitioners are finding ways to adjust how they deliver critical aid and programming. The SCALE Creative Green Adaptation Award highlights the most creative of these innovations from partners implementing USAID Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA)-funded emergency and development activities, as well as those working on other donor-funded programs that have relevance to the food security implementing community. These initiatives demonstrate climate adaptability in action and provide valuable lessons for other implementing partners. 

This year, five winning organizations demonstrated their innovative approaches to addressing environmental and climate change challenges in the sectors of agriculture, natural resource management (NRM), and livelihoods, outlined in a Technical Brief. SCALE had the opportunity to chat with representatives from these organizations in an informative winners' webinar and we invite you to view the winning YouTube video submissions from each of this year's winning organizations below.

Facilitators of the Year Initiative

The SCALE Facilitators of the Year Initiative recognizes and celebrates program staff who are facilitating agriculture, NRM, or alternative livelihoods-related activities around the world. We asked our community to nominate individuals working on BHA-funded emergency or development activities who use engaging and participatory facilitation techniques, respectfully and actively listen to workshop participants, and effectively draw on participants’ experiences. These exceptional facilitators comprise the SCALE Facilitators of the Year 2020 Cohort (click here to access the French version).