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Princess Margriet Chair in Climate and Disaster Resilience at ITC, University of Twente.

Director of the international Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre.

Coordinating Lead Author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, WGII ch16 ("key risks").

Impact-driven scientist and humanitarian aiming to increase resilience in the face of rising climate risks, especially among the most vulnerable.

Inspiring leader with over 20 years of experience bridging science, policy and practice, from local to global. Recognized influence on humanitarian operations, development investments and international policy at the highest levels. 

Dynamic researcher with a proven track record of initiating cutting-edge research and innovations that have shaped scientific agendas and transformed policy and practice.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research (IMAU)


Award Date: 20 Jan 2005

External positions

adjoint Senior Research Scientist, Columbia University

Director, Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre


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