The Race to Resilience has three advisory bodies:

Technical Secretariat (TS)

Expert Review Group (ERG)

Methodological Advisory Group (MAG)

Technical Secretariat – Center for Climate and Resilience Research (CR)2 

The Technical Secretariat is an academic body, part of the R2R Executive Team, which provides technical support to the High-Level Champions acting as Secretariat to the Expert Review Group (ERG) and the Methodological Advisory Group (MAG). Moreover, the Technical Secretariat is in charge of the R2R Metrics Framework and its improvements, and of collating, collecting and interpreting the inputs from R2R partner initiatives following that Framework.

The Center for Climate and Resilience Research (CR)2 is a world-class interdisciplinary research center of excellence focused on improving the understanding of the earth system and helping building resilience in Chile and Latin America. This includes research on climate change, how to reach the goals of achieving low-carbon, adaptation, sustainable development consistent with the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). (CR)2 was created in 2013 with funding from the Priority Areas Program (FONDAP) of the National Research and Development Agency (ANID).

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Paulina Aldunce, Technical Lead

Paulina Aldunce is a Professor at the University of Chile. Her primary expertise is in the social and institutional dimensions of climate change adaptation and transformation, and in disaster risk management. She has a Master degree in Environmental Management and Planning, University of Chile, and a PhD in social science and environmental management, University of Melbourne, Australia. She is Lead author of the IPCC.

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Paulina Aldunce, Technical Lead

Paulina Aldunce is a Professor at the University of Chile. Her primary expertise is in the social and institutional dimensions of climate change adaptation and transformation, and in disaster risk management. She has a Master degree in Environmental Management and Planning, University of Chile, and a PhD in social science and environmental management, University of Melbourne, Australia. She is Lead author of the IPCC.

She is an Associate Researcher at the Center of Risk and Disaster Reduction (CITRID), University of Chile, and an Associate Researcher at the Center for Climate and Resilience Research (CR)2, and the Technical Lead of Race to Resilience (R2R). For the Presidency of Chile of the COP25, she was Lead of the Adaptation Table of the Scientific Committee for Climate Change. She has been nominated as lead author and review editor for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) for the Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation (SREX), the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) and the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6), contributing, in addition, to the Technical Summary (TS), Summary for Policy Maker (SPM) and Synthesis Report (SYR).

 

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Daniela Benavente, Metrics Officer

Daniela Benavente is an economist with a BA from Universidad Católica de Chile, Master degrees from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences-Po Paris) and Columbia University in the City of New York (Fulbright scholar), and a PhD from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva.

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Daniela Benavente, Metrics Officer

Daniela Benavente is an economist with a BA from Universidad Católica de Chile, Master degrees from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences-Po Paris) and Columbia University in the City of New York (Fulbright scholar), and a PhD from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva.

She is currently Metrics Officer at the Centre for Climate and Resilience Research (CR2, Chile), which is the Technical Secretariat to the Race to Resilience campaign. For the Presidency of Chile of the COP25, she was Executive Coordinator of the Scientific Committee for Climate Change.

She has specialized in the construction of scoreboards and composite indicators, with collaborations with the European Commission (RTD, JRC, REA Horizon 2020, CEDEFOP), United Nations specialized agencies (WIPO, IFAD, ITU, FAO), the World Bank, the OECD, ITC and ICTSD, among others. She started her career in the government of Chile.

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Roxana Bórquez, Resilience Officer

Roxana Bórquez is a Doctor in Geography and Policy Studies at King’s College London. She holds a BA in Natural Resources Engineering and a Master in Public Policy, both from University of Chile. She is a researcher with 14 years of experience in interdisciplinary and international research teams in Latin America, North America and Europe.

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Roxana Bórquez, Resilience Officer

Roxana Bórquez is a Doctor in Geography and Policy Studies at King’s College London. She holds a BA in Natural Resources Engineering and a Master in Public Policy, both from University of Chile. She is a researcher with 14 years of experience in interdisciplinary and international research teams in Latin America, North America and Europe.

She is currently Resilience Officer at the Centre for Climate and Resilience Research (CR2, Chile), which is the Technical Secretariat to the Race to Resilience campaign. Her research is focused on co-production of knowledge, the science-policy-society interface, and governance in areas such as adaptation and resilience to climate change, and glacier, water and energy fields. She was a contributing author to Chapter 2: High Mountain Areas of the IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC).

 

The Expert Review Group (ERG)

The ERG is an advisory body composed of 17 experts from different geographies, backgrounds and expertise. They were selected through an open call for applications from a competitive pool of applicants. They are members of academia, subnational governments, the private sector and civil society organizations, representing 12 countries worldwide. 53% of them are women and 47% men. Together, they hold vast experience as practitioners or researchers working on resilience and adaptation to climate change.

This group of experts provides advice to the Race to Resilience campaign and the High-Level Champions on issues such as: which initiatives should be included in the campaign and how those initiatives and their members could improve their procedural criteria. They also advise on the overall progress of Race to Resilience and make recommendations to Champions on how the campaign can be strengthened.

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Ellen Acioli

Ellen Acioli was born and grew up in the Amazon, Brazil. She graduated in Biological Sciences, has a master degree in Ecology and Conservation, and specialization in Sustainable Projects and Climate Change.

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Ellen Acioli

Ellen Acioli was born and grew up in the Amazon, Brazil. She graduated in Biological Sciences, has a master degree in Ecology and Conservation, and specialization in Sustainable Projects and Climate Change.

She has worked throughout her career to protect and conserve forests and their peoples, and safeguard livelihoods, cultures and traditions. She supported the creation of protected areas, the strengthening of local communities and activities that keep the forest standing.

She currently works at Fundación AVINA in the coordination team of the Voices for Climate Action program, which aims to help civil society actors engage and take their voices beyond their communities, in order to influence public policies for mitigation and adaptation to climate change implementation of effective climate solutions at local and regional levels.

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Ibidun Adelekan

Ibidun Adelekan is a geographer by training with over 25 years’ experience as an academic engaged in climate research. She is a Professor at the University of Ibadan, Ibadan (Nigeria). She is a citizen of Nigeria.

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Ibidun Adelekan

Ibidun Adelekan is a geographer by training with over 25 years’ experience as an academic engaged in climate research. She is a Professor at the University of Ibadan, Ibadan (Nigeria). She is a citizen of Nigeria.

Her field of research expertise include climate and society, human dimensions of global environmental change, and climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction in coastal and urban areas.

She has good experience in participatory field research and engagement of different categories of stakeholders through the organization of capacity building workshops, multi-stakeholder platforms, media engagements and policy dialogues.

Knowledge generated from her research activities have been upscaled to inform and influence decision-making by different categories of stakeholders. She is a coordinating lead author of the Africa chapter – IPCC Sixth Assessment Report Working Group II on Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability.

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Ambe Emmanuel Cheo

Ambe Emmanuel Cheo is an Associate Academic Officer at the United Nations University (UNU-ViE) where he contributes to research, capacity building and outreach activities in the frame of projects.

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Ambe Emmanuel Cheo

Ambe Emmanuel Cheo is an Associate Academic Officer at the United Nations University (UNU-ViE) where he contributes to research, capacity building and outreach activities in the frame of projects.

He is a Technical Expert within the Consultative Group of Experts on National Communications from Parties not included in Annex I (CGE) and a member of the FAO Transparency network. He has more than five years’ experience working on topics, among others, related to water resources management, groundwater modelling and climate change. For his earlier studies, he focused on popularizing the implications of climate change on water resources to policymakers, stakeholders and vulnerable farmers. His expertise is particularly relevant to Africa, where he has worked for several years as project coordinator, project manager and principal investigator in different projects. Emmanuel holds a PhD in Environmental and Resource Management (ERM), from the Brandenburg University of Technology (BTU) Cottbus-Senftenberg, Germany.

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Fabiola Espinoza

Fabiola Espinoza is currently a PhD Candidate in Sustainability Science, focusing on understanding how power structures and different worldviews influence the governance of coastal adaptation and what it means for social justice and environmental integrity.

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Fabiola Espinoza

Fabiola Espinoza is currently a PhD Candidate in Sustainability Science, focusing on understanding how power structures and different worldviews influence the governance of coastal adaptation and what it means for social justice and environmental integrity.

She is a Peruvian national, belongs to the Center for Sustainability Science-LUCSUS, Lund University (Sweden) and works under the Marine Coastal Ecosystem Biodiversity and Services in a Changing World (MACOBIOS) Project.

She has nearly six years of experience in issues related to coastal resilience and financial inclusion at national and international level. She worked as part of the decision-makers of a natural protected area in Peru supporting fisheries management and marine biodiversity conservation initiatives, as well supported small-scale fisheries access to financial resources while working at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

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Alex Godoy-Faundez

Alex Godoy-Faundez is Director of Sustainability Research Center at Universidad del Desarrollo (Chile), Doctor Honoris Causa at the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay, and Research Associate at Earth Engineering Center at Columbia University working on Sustainability Science.

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Alex Godoy-Faundez

Alex Godoy-Faundez is Director of Sustainability Research Center at Universidad del Desarrollo (Chile), Doctor Honoris Causa at the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay, and Research Associate at Earth Engineering Center at Columbia University working on Sustainability Science.

At the international level, he was a member of the HPLE Committee on Food Security and Nutrition at FAO, an expert reviewer of “Global Sustainable Development Report” and “10 New Insights in Climate Science 2019” for COP25 and leading author for the “10 New Insights in Climate Science 2020”. Today, He is a Review Editor of Working Group III for the next IPCC Report, leading author for Global Environment Outlook (GEO) for Business at UNEP and Chilean representative of UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN).

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Narayan Gyawali

Narayan Gyawali is Nepal Program Director at Lutheran World Relief (LWR) – a member of the Corus family of organizations.

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Narayan Gyawali

Narayan Gyawali is Nepal Program Director at Lutheran World Relief (LWR) – a member of the Corus family of organizations. Mr Gyawali has over 20 years of experience in participatory project design, implementation, monitoring assessment and adaptive learning, with expertise in resilience and resilience measurement, Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) and agricultural entrepreneurship. Mr Gyawali’s recent work includes:

  • Collaboration with Yale University, Z Zurich Foundation and TANGO International on resilience measurement.
  • Assessment on Trans-Boundary Early Warning System in Nepal-India.
  • Development of the Six Pillars of a Transboundary Flood Resilience Community

Mr Gyawali is PhD Scholar and doing research in flood resilience. He holds a master’s degree in Development Evaluation and Management from Antwerp University, Belgium. He has special research interest in flood resilience measurement, social capital and local governance.

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George Haddow

George Haddow is an American citizen who serves as a Strategic Advisor to Adaptation Leader LLC and a Principal and Co-Founder of Bullock & Haddow LLC.

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George Haddow

George Haddow is an American citizen who serves as a Strategic Advisor to Adaptation Leader LLC and a Principal and Co-Founder of Bullock & Haddow LLC.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington College and a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of New Orleans. Mr Haddow served as White House Liaison and Deputy Chief of Staff to FEMA Director James L. Witt from 1993-2001.

He currently serves as a Senior Advisor to the Institute for Sustainable Development and is a charter member of the American Society of Adaptation Professionals.

Mr Haddow serves as a Senior Fellow at the Disaster Resilience Leadership Academy at Tulane University.

Mr Haddow co-authored several university-level textbooks including two books focused on risk reduction and climate change adaptation, “Living with Climate Change: Thriving and Surviving in a Changing Climate” and “Global Warming, Natural Hazards.”

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Marina Hermosilla

Marina Hermosilla is currently serving as the Executive Director of Chile’s Corporate Leaders Group on Climate Change (CLG-Chile). She is a member of the Advisory Committee for Climate Action of Chile’s Ministry of the Environment.

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Marina Hermosilla

Marina Hermosilla is currently serving as the Executive Director of Chile’s Corporate Leaders Group on Climate Change (CLG-Chile). She is on the Advisory Board of World Wildlife Fund for Nature, WWF-Chile, and also member of the Advisory Committee for Climate Action of the Chile’s Ministry of the Environment.

Marina has an Agronomy degree from University of Chile and has more than 25 years of ample and solid experience in the public, private, academic and civil society sectors. She participated in the creation of the Environmental Impact Assessment System in Chile, and she has advised state agencies in the design of environmental public policies and regulations.

She served as Sustainability Director at Walmart Chile, at the Polpaico holding of Switzerland’s Holcim Group, and Director of Social and Environmental Responsibility at Masisa Chile. She has taught at Faculties of Medicine and Agronomy of the U. of Chile and the Master of Environment and Sustainable Development of the U. Mayor.

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Runa Khan

Runa Khan founded Friendship, an International SPO in 2002. In Bangladesh, a country facing humanity’s most pressing challenges, Friendship works for vulnerable people in the remotest communities.

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Runa Khan

Runa Khan founded Friendship, an International SPO in 2002. In Bangladesh, a country facing humanity’s most pressing challenges, Friendship works for vulnerable people in the remotest communities. Friendship’s strategy focuses on 4 vital challenges: Saving Lives, Poverty Alleviation, Climate Adaptation and Empowerment. She is the Founder and co-chair of Friendship International which operates from five European countries.

Runa khan is an advocate of climate change, human rights, women empowerment, leadership and importance of nurturing human values. She received numerous awards: Green Award by Positive Planet Foundation (2016), Social Innovation Leadership Award by World CSR Congress (2014), Social Entrepreneur Award, IDB (2008), Rolex Awards for Entrepreneurship (2006), an Ashoka fellow and Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur.

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Gloria Lillo-Ortega

Gloria Lillo-Ortega works with civil society organizations in her home country of Chile. She has been the Head of the Socio-ecological Transition Programme at the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Southern Cone office (Chile, Argentina and Uruguay) since April 2020.

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Gloria Lillo-Ortega

Gloria Lillo-Ortega works with civil society organizations in her home country of Chile. She has been the Head of the Socio-ecological Transition Programme at the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung Southern Cone office (Chile, Argentina and Uruguay) since April 2020, and has been involved with public policies in academia, government agencies and civil society for more than 10 years.

She has contributed to different studies and publications that address climate action, water governance and energy transition in Latin America, for example: CR2’s Report to the Nation “The 2010-2015 mega-drought: A lesson for the future” (2015), Chile’s Third National Communication on Climate Change to the UNFCCC (2016), Greenpeace’s campaigns “Chile sin Plástico” and “No a Vaca Muerta” (2017-2018), Chile’s Nationally Determined Contribution (2020), the Latin-American edition of the “Carbon Atlas. Facts and figures of fossil fuel” (2020), among others.

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Paul O’Hare

Paul O’Hare is a Senior Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. He is currently acting as policy lead for adaptation and resilience at the Manchester Climate Change Agency (MCCA).

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Paul O’Hare

Paul O’Hare is a Senior Lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. He is currently acting as policy lead for adaptation and resilience at the Manchester Climate Change Agency (MCCA).

His current role entails close co-operation with policy makers. This entails taking scientifically informed interpretations of resilience and giving them a city-level policy and practice perspective to ensure climate resilience initiatives gain traction across multiple agendas and scales. At a local level, he works with community and flood action groups attending meetings, advising on strategy and co-organizing events both regionally and in local neighbourhoods.

His contribution to the academic field of resilience is demonstrated through his authorship and co-authorship of over 20 peer-reviewed academic articles. Much of this work critically analyses the concept of resilience, drawing conclusions regarding the implications for climate change adaptation.

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Jessica Omukuti

Jessica Omukuti is an academic from Kenya. She is a Research Fellow for Oxford Net Zero at the Institute for Science Innovation and Society (InSIS) at the University of Oxford (United Kingdom).

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Jessica Omukuti

Jessica Omukuti is an academic from Kenya. She is a Research Fellow for Oxford Net Zero at the Institute for Science Innovation and Society (InSIS) at the University of Oxford (United Kingdom). Her research focuses on how equity and inclusivity can be integrated into global and national policies on net zero.

Her domains of expertise and experience are in resilience and adaptation to climate change, specifically climate finance, climate justice and equity, just transitions and climate adaptation and governance in the Global South, with particular expertise in Sub-Saharan Africa.  She has co-led research on governance of climate change in the Caribbean and Latin America. She has previously worked at the University of York, the Green Climate Fund, Mercy Corps and CARE International.

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Ignacio Robles

Ignacio Robles is a consultant Engineer with experience in both the private sector (WSP, Envision Sustainability Professional) and academia (University of Cantabria, Spain).

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Ignacio Robles

Ignacio Robles is a consultant Engineer with experience in both the private sector (WSP, Envision Sustainability Professional) and academia (University of Cantabria, Spain). Working day by day on Technical Due Diligence, Sustainability and Resilience assessments, Traffic and information technology studies, Life cycle Costing analysis and Demand simulations, modelling and monitoring systems in order to improve existing and upcoming engineering solutions and make them future ready.

With experience in project management and coordination of new information technologies applied to transport systems, infrastructure sensors, redundancy against disruptive events, environmental impact and sustainability solutions. Involved in several international R&D projects on risks, resilience, monitoring tools, sensor and data analysis applied to infrastructures, environment and ecosystems.

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Annette Salkeld

Annette Salked has academic qualifications matched with over 25 years working in the environment, climate and international development sectors, and a passion for working in the spaces that link between people and their environments.

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Annette Salkeld

Annette Salked has academic qualifications matched with over 25 years working in the environment, climate and international development sectors, and a passion for working in the spaces that link between people and their environments.

Annette’s experience has been gained in national and international civil society organisations and local governments in her native Australia as well as countries in the Asia and Pacific regions.

Annette has significant experience in strategy and policy development, collaborative program design, project management and community engagement. Her technical specialisations include climate adaptation and resilience, natural resource management and nature-based solutions for both rural and urban areas. Annette is passionate about achieving gender justice and ensuring all people can drive the activities that impact on them. She is equally passionate about the need to solve our climate crisis and ensure that all people can adapt its impacts.

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Tom Tanner

Tom Tanner is a development geographer with a background in environmental change, development studies, environmental economics and political science.

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Tom Tanner

Tom Tanner is a development geographer with a background in environmental change, development studies, environmental economics and political science. Now a policy-oriented academic researcher and postgraduate teacher, he has prior experience working with governmental and intergovernmental bodies in Bangladesh, Argentina and the UK, including as a UNFCCC negotiator and advisor. From the northeast of England, Tom is currently Director of the Centre for Environment, Development and Policy in the Department of Development Studies at SOAS University of London (UK), and a Research Associate at the Overseas Development Institute (ODI).

Tom’s practice-oriented resilience and adaptation research works directly with communities, NGOs, businesses and governments. His research specialisms include policy and planning, urban resilience strategies, co-benefits methodologies, policy entrepreneurship, access to finance, and youth-led approaches.

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Sebastian Vicuna

Sebastian is an Associate Professor at the School of Engineering and Director of the Centro de Cambio Global (Global Change Research Center) in Chile. His research interests are related to water resources, hydrologic modelling, climate change adaptation and integrated watershed management.

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Sebastian Vicuna

Sebastian is an Associate Professor at the School of Engineering and Director of the Centro de Cambio Global (Global Change Research Center) in Chile. His research interests are related to water resources, hydrologic modelling, climate change adaptation and integrated watershed management.

Related to these research areas, Sebastian was Lead Author for the Second Assessment Report on Climate Change and Cities (ARC3-2), was a Lead Author of the IPCC 5th Assessment Report in the chapter on Climate Change Impacts in Central and South America and was a Review Editor for the IPCC Special Report on Climate Change and Extreme Events in the chapter impacts.

Sebastian is a Chilean Environmental Engineer from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. In 2004 he earned a Masters in Public Policy and a Masters in Environmental Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley. In 2007 he obtained a PhD in Environmental Engineering from the same university.

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Terry-René Wiesner Brown

Terry-René Wiesner Brown PhD, is natural resources professional with over 25 years of  experience in ecosystem-based approaches to land, water, and biodiversity protection, with climate change mitigation, adaptation, and resiliency applications.

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Terry-René Wiesner Brown

Terry-René Wiesner Brown PhD, is natural resources professional with over 25 years of  experience in ecosystem-based approaches to land, water, and biodiversity protection, with climate change mitigation, adaptation, and resiliency applications.

She has experience with subnational governments, civil society organisations, and academia, and is based in the United States. She works for Pasco County, Florida, and serves as a volunteer board member for the Tampa Bay Conservancy and the Florida Wildlife Federation (United States).

Dr Brown is also a civil society delegate through the UNFCCC and a participant in the Research and Independent Nongovernmental Organizations (RINGO) constituency.

Her doctoral research concentrated on elevated carbon dioxide effects on freshwater ecosystems, and she was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship focused on climate change science and policy in the European Union. Her work has centered on rural and coastal resiliency, with some experience in urban resilience.

The Methodological Advisory Group

The Methodological Advisory Group (MAG) of Race to Resilience is co-led by the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and the University of Maryland. It is composed of experts from the following organizations: Global Covenant of Mayors, South South North, Global Resilience Partnership, InsuResilience Global Partnership, One Planet Business for Biodiversity and CDC Group.

The Center for Climate and Resilience Research (CR2, Chile) is the Technical Secretariat to the MAG. The Technical Secretariat convenes, prepares and facilitates discussions among MAG members for the joint revision of the Race to Resilience Metrics Framework and its initial phase of application by partner initiatives.

The MAG will conclude its service to the High Level Champions post-COP26 after reviewing the initial phase of application of the Metrics Framework by partner initiatives

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Aditya Bahadur, MAG Co-Lead

Dr. Aditya Bahadur is a Principal Researcher in the Human Settlements Group at the International Institute for Environment and Development, London, UK.

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Aditya Bahadur, MAG Co-Lead

Dr. Aditya Bahadur is a Principal Researcher in the Human Settlements Group at the International Institute for Environment and Development, London, UK.

Previously he served as the Regional Programme Development Manager with the DFID funded Action on Climate Today Programme based at Oxford Policy Management. He has 12 years of experience in research, evaluation and practice of DRR, climate change and development. He has published widely on these issues including in highly regarded academic journals.

He served as the Research Coordinator of the DFID’s BRACED Programme (one of the world’s largest community level resilience building initiatives, running in 9 countries). He has an MA and a PhD in Development Studies (focus on climate change resilience) from the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, UK. He completed his Postdoctoral Research at the Earth Institute, Columbia University, New York where he wrote a book on urbanisation and resilience.

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Emilie Beauchamp, MAG Co-Lead

Emilie Beauchamp is a senior researcher in the Strategy & Learning Group at the International Institute for Environment and Development, London, UK. She acts as a technical lead on research and evaluation methods at IIED, providing expertise on approaches and designs to understand complexity in sustainable development, with a focus on causality and impact.

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Emilie Beauchamp, MAG Co-Lead

Emilie Beauchamp is a senior researcher in the Strategy & Learning Group at the International Institute for Environment and Development, London, UK. She acts as a technical lead on research and evaluation methods at IIED, providing expertise on approaches and designs to understand complexity in sustainable development, with a focus on causality and impact. Her research focuses on measuring resilience and wellbeing impacts of climate adaptation interventions, using mixed approaches with strong social inclusive lens. She stands as MEL lead of the Devolved Climate Finance Alliance. She holds a PhD in conservation science from Imperial College London, is research associate at Oxford University, sits on the UK Cabinet Office’s Trial Advice Panel. Previously, Emilie worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Oxford on climate resilience to climate shocks in Asia Pacific.

 

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Anand Patwardhan, MAG Co-Lead

Anand Patwardhan is Professor in the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland, College Park. He was earlier a Professor at the Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay. Anand has a BTech (Electrical Engineering) from IIT-Bombay and a MS (Civil Engineering) and PhD (Engineering and Public Policy), both from Carnegie Mellon University.

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Anand Patwardhan, MAG Co-Lead

Anand Patwardhan is Professor in the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland, College Park. He was earlier a Professor at the Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay. Anand has a BTech (Electrical Engineering) from IIT-Bombay and a MS (Civil Engineering) and PhD (Engineering and Public Policy), both from Carnegie Mellon University. Anand’s research focuses on mitigation and adaptation responses to climate change, with a particular emphasis on the assessment of vulnerability and adaptation. He is also interested in broader issues of science, technology and innovation policy. He has been a coordinating lead author for the third, fourth and fifth assessment reports of the IPCC, and a member of the Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel (STAP) of the Global Environmental Facility. He currently serves as co-chair of the Science Committee of the World Adaptation Science Program (WASP) and co-chair of the Adaptation Research Alliance.

 

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Florence Jeantet

Florence Jeantet has been the OP2B Managing Director since January 2020 and has been leading the coalition since then. Florence has an unrelenting passion to turn science into innovation and it has been a driving force in her career.

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Florence Jeantet

Florence Jeantet has been the OP2B Managing Director since January 2020 and has been leading the coalition since then. Florence has an unrelenting passion to turn science into innovation and it has been a driving force in her career. After 13years at Unilever, she has been dedicated to the mission of Danone for the last 15 years –leading the business to live “Health through food to as many people as possible.” Whilst classically trained as an “Ingenieur(Ms)” in Food Science and Technology, she made her greatest impact through her leadership across many functions, roles and teams. Managing people internationally for more than 20 years, hierarchically and functionally, she evolved from Research & Development to Chief Growth officer of the Early lifeWorldwide Business.

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David Mfitumukiza

David Mfitumukiza has over 15 years of working experience in Environmental Systems Analysis and management including serving as a District Local Government Environment Officer. His work covers climate change adaptation research for policy, practice and capacity development.

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David Mfitumukiza

David Mfitumukiza has over 15 years of working experience in Environmental Systems Analysis and management including serving as a District Local Government Environment Officer. His work covers climate change adaptation research for policy, practice and capacity development.

He worked as an Adaptation Specialist and Chief of Party for the USAID/Uganda Education and Research Programme from 2013 to 2018.  He has experience in integration of climate change, land use planning, geographic information systems in local and national government development plans. David holds a PhD in Environmental Systems Analysis and Management and is a Senior Lecturer at Makerere University, Uganda. He is one of the founders and coordinators of the Least Developed Countries’ Universities Consortium on Climate Change (LUCCC) with focus on capacity building and action research for locally led adaptation and resilience in Asia and Africa. He is currently serving on the Steering Board responsible for establishing the International Adaptation Research Alliance, as part of the UK COP26 Presidency Adaptation & Resilience campaign.

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Shehnaaz Moosa

hehnaaz Moosa holds a PhD in Engineering from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. She is a Director at the not for profit SouthSouthNorth, based in South Africa, and is the Director with accountability for the Climate and Development Network, the Southern Africa Climate Finance Partnership and Amplifying Voices for Just Climate Action.

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Shehnaaz Moosa

Shehnaaz Moosa holds a PhD in Engineering from the University of Cape Town, South Africa. She is a Director at the not for profit SouthSouthNorth, based in South Africa, and is the Director with accountability for the Climate and Development Network, the Southern Africa Climate Finance Partnership and Amplifying Voices for Just Climate Action.

She has extensive experience in the climate change space and has actively engaged with a range of issues that relate to climate change and capacity building as her career started off lecturing in Chemical Engineering at the University of Cape Town. She is co-chair of the Global Resilience Partnership’s Advisory Committee and is actively involved in a range of activities leading up to the Belfast COP.

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Albert Norström

Albert Norstrom is a sustainability scientist with a PhD from the Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University. He currently leads the Global Resilience Partnerships work to advance the understanding and knowledge about resilience.

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Albert Norström

Albert Norström is a sustainability scientist with a PhD from the Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University. He currently leads the Global Resilience Partnerships work to advance the understanding and knowledge about resilience. Between 2012-2018, he served as Executive Director of Future Earth’s Programme on Ecosystem Change and Society (PECS).

Following that he served as Deputy Director of the “Guidance for Resilience in the Anthropocene: Investments for Development” (GRAID) programme, which was hosted by the Stockholm Resilience Centre and funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). Albert’s research focus is broad, and involves: i) work on the resilience of marine social-ecological systems, ii) identifying bright spots of positive change in the Anthropocene that can underpin futures that are desirable, just and sustainable, and iii) developing evidence-based frameworks to improve and operationalize knowledge co-production in sustainability research.

 

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Daniel Stadtmüller

Daniel Stadtmüller is a Senior Policy Advisor and Team Lead at the Secretariat of the InsuResilience Global Partnership. Within that role, he is focused on implementation activities under the Partnership, supporting the Program Alliance, the Partnership’s alliance of operating programs.

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Daniel Stadtmüller

Daniel Stadtmüller is a Senior Policy Advisor and Team Lead at the Secretariat of the InsuResilience Global Partnership. Within that role, he is focused on implementation activities under the Partnership, supporting the Program Alliance, the Partnership’s alliance of operating programs.

He also coordinates the development of an M&E framework and evidence agenda for the Partnership, as well as the Partnership’s work on integrating risk finance into broader resilience and adaptation efforts. Daniel also provides technical advice on disaster risk finance and insurance to the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

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Kay Tuschen

Kay Tuschen is a development economist with a MSc from Goettingen University. In his academic work, he focused on impact evaluation, financial behaviour and microfinance. He currently works in the InsuResilience Secretariat where he is responsible for the monitoring and evaluation of climate and disaster risk finance and insurance solutions under the InsuResilience Vision 2025.

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Kay Tuschen

Kay Tuschen is a development economist with a MSc from Goettingen University. In his academic work, he focused on impact evaluation, financial behaviour and microfinance. He currently works in the InsuResilience Secretariat where he is responsible for the monitoring and evaluation of climate and disaster risk finance and insurance solutions under the InsuResilience Vision 2025.

This M&E framework is the first of its kind to track global activities and impacts of financial risk transfer on climate resilience. From the work in the Partnership, he has expertise in the development of M&E frameworks, data collection and analysis as well as participatory stakeholder involvement.

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Simone Verkaart

Simone Verkaart holds a PhD in Development Economics from Wageningen University and has a background in Development Studies, Cultural Anthropology and Business Studies. As Head of Programmes, Simone manages the design, operationalization and implementation of the Global Resilience Partnership’s (GRP) programmes, including monitoring, evaluation and learning activities.

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Simone Verkaart

Simone Verkaart holds a PhD in Development Economics from Wageningen University and has a background in Development Studies, Cultural Anthropology and Business Studies. As Head of Programmes, Simone manages the design, operationalization and implementation of the Global Resilience Partnership’s (GRP) programmes, including monitoring, evaluation and learning activities.

As Design and Impact Lead, Simone co-authored the GRP Insights report and developed and implemented GRP’s MEL guidance, Results Measurement Framework and Management Information System. Previously, she worked as a Specialist Technology Transfer at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) in Nairobi, where she conducted research on the impact of agricultural technology transfer interventions on poverty reduction in East Africa. Simone started her career at the evaluation department of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where she evaluated Dutch support to Basic Education and to the World Bank Group. Recently she co-authored “Advancing resilience measurement”.