Ashley Toombs is the manager of external affairs for BRAC USA, the North American affiliate of BRAC, a global leader in developing and implementing cost-effective, evidence-based programs to assist the most marginalized people in extremely poor, conflict-prone, and post-disaster settings. Both Landesa and BRAC USA are members of the Hilton Prize Coalition, an independent alliance of the 21 winners of the Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize. The Coalition works together globally to achieve collective impact in humanitarian assistance, human rights, development, education, and health.
The theme of this year's World Environment Day is connecting people to nature. In this guest column, Jennifer Duncan from Landesa and Ashley Toombs from BRAC USA, offer suggestions on how to address climate change-related displacement caused by slow-onset disasters.