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Sharing Environment and Energy Knowledge (SEEK)

USAID Natural Resource Management and Development Portal

The Bureau for Economic Growth, Education, and Environment (E3)

Offices Involved

  • Forestry and Biodiversity
  • Global Climate Change
  • Water
  • Energy and Infrastructure

Project Partners



The Sharing Environment and Energy Knowledge (SEEK) project supports USAID’s Bureau for Economic Growth, Education and Environment (E3) in building effective processes and strategies for training, communication, knowledge management and organizational development and facilitation. SEEK works directly with four E3 offices: Energy and Infrastructure (E&I), Forestry and Biodiversity (FAB), Global Climate Change (GCC) and Water.

The SEEK Approach

SEEK advances the work that the Environmental Communication, Learning and Outreach (ECO) initiative began. Informed by the experience and lessons of ECO, SEEK takes a four-part strategic approach that emphasizes integration and evidence-based best practices:

Build technical capacity and technical leadership: Enhance USAID staff and the broader development community’s knowledge, skills and abilities to apply learning to relevant programming
How: Online courses, webinars and regional and "flash" trainings, such as the “So you want to build something” construction course and Biodiversity 101/201

Enhance communication and outreach: Provide key audiences, such as USAID staff and leadership, Congress, host country organizations and other stakeholders, with the information needed to act with greater understanding of the offices’ policies, programming and impact
How: Writing and disseminating stories and communications products, social media, audience analysis

Foster knowledge management for learning: Develop and facilitate effective knowledge generation, storage, sharing and application
How: Website management, including the Biodiversity Conservation Gateway and Climatelinks, establishing communities of practice

Strengthen organizational capacity and navigate change: Support USAID’s organizational capacity for greater efficiency, learning and adaptive management
How: Developing and facilitating workshops and staff retreats, including skills building, leadership development and follow-up reporting


SEEK Resources

Hope for Tigers in Bangladesh
Aug 02, 2019 · Blog Post

Hope for Tigers in Bangladesh

In Bangladesh’s Sundarbans—the world’s largest mangrove forest—every tiger counts. And a report from the country’s Forest Department recently revealed that the tiger count has…

A Year of Zero Poaching in Mozambique
Jun 25, 2019 · Blog Post

A Year of Zero Poaching in Mozambique

After losing nearly 60 percent of its elephant population from 2011 to 2014, Mozambique’s Niassa National Reserve now has a victory to celebrate: one…

Development is in Our Nature: A Day with the Center for International Forestry Research
May 17, 2019 · Blog Post

Development is in Our Nature: A Day with the Center for International Forestry Research

In March 2019, USAID welcomed partners from the Center for International Forestry Research to share new findings and in-progress studies on forestry and development.

Camera Traps and Google Earth: The Role of Information and Communication Technologies in Conservation
May 15, 2019 · Blog Post

Camera Traps and Google Earth: The Role of Information and Communication Technologies in Conservation

Through time-tested approaches and ICT innovations, USAID helps partner countries develop and use the resources needed to sustainably manage their natural resources.

USAID Foreign Service National Spotlight: Rebecca Guieb
Jan 31, 2019 · Blog Post

USAID Foreign Service National Spotlight: Rebecca Guieb

November 14, 2018, marked the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) first annual Foreign Service National Recognition Day. To honor the dedication and…

Combating Wildlife Trafficking Overview
Jan 02, 2019 · File

Combating Wildlife Trafficking Overview

Illicit wildlife is one of the largest black markets in the world, worth tens of billions of dollars. USAID implements a comprehensive, multi-sector approach…

 
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