The Secretariat works closely with a Management Team consisting of representatives of each of the donors that have provided initial financial support to the Network—Germanyand the United States—in coordinating activities.
Director, Resilience Program, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), Canada
Anne Hammill is Director, Resilience for IISD. Much of her work focuses on understanding how better environmental management can build resilience to climate stress and contribute to peacebuilding. Anne’s most recent work has been in developing and applying decision-support tools for climate change adaptation, conducting participatory field research on livelihoods and climate change, and building the capacity of governments and civil society to integrate climate risk into policies and field projects. She has also been working with organizations in Eastern and Central Africa to understand and address the links between conservation activities and conflict.
Manager, NAP Global Network, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), Canada
Christian Ledwell manages the Network’s efforts to support NAP processes in developing countries through South-South peer learning, national-level technical assistance, enhanced bilateral coordination, and knowledge management. He leads the Network’s thematic work on strategic communications for NAP processes.
Prior to joining IISD, Christian managed programming and communications strategies in roles with the public service as well as with inter-governmental and non-governmental organizations, including the Government of Prince Edward Island, Government of Canada, the non-partisan environmental organization GreenPAC, and the Commonwealth Secretariat's program on economic and climate change policy in small states.
Christian has a master’s degree in Media, Communication and Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a master’s degree in English from Dalhousie University. He is currently based in Ottawa.
Adaptation Lead, Resilience Program, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), Canada
Jo-Ellen Parry undertakes research, analysis, engagement and management activities within IISD’s Resilience Program. Building on more than ten years of experience in the field of climate change, Ms. Parry’s current work strives to build the capacity of communities and governments in Asia and Africa to manage climate risks. This includes exploring ways in which to integrate adaptation into development processes at the national and community levels by designing and facilitating processes that bring together science, policy and local experience, as well as by supporting the development of tools for decision-making that respond to users' needs. Previously she has undertaken research on how adaptation to climate change might be advanced through an international agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the potential role of market mechanisms in promoting greenhouse gas reductions, and community-based natural resources management.
Project Manager, Resilience Program, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), Canada
Anika is a Project Officer for IISD and works with the Resilience and Energy programs. Her work has focused on the green economy, sustainable development goals (SDGs), Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDCs), North American climate change mitigation policies, as well as adaptation and resilience-building in developing countries and Canada. Her previous work in sustainable development has included experience in the Manitoba Eco-Network’s Water and Climate Change program, and as a member of the Manitoba Roundtable for Sustainable Development. Ms. Terton was also an accredited Youth Delegate to the UNFCCC COP17 in Durban, South Africa. Anika’s international training has given her strong intercultural experience that supports her work with diverse teams.
Media and Communications Officer, Resilience Program, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), Canada
Ziona is the Communications Officer for IISD's Resilience Program, including the NAP)Global Network. Bringing 10 years of experience to her role, Ziona has an extensive background in strategic communications for international stakeholders. Before joining the Resilience team, Ziona led communications for IISD's Energy program, including the Global Subsidies Initiative. Prior to joining IISD, she was the North America Communications Manager for the Global Call for Climate Action, where she held key responsibilities around events like COP 21 in Paris and the People's Climate March in New York City.
Before getting involved in climate, Ziona worked in both the non-profit and private sectors, including healthcare, academia, technology and the arts.
Grants Officer, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), Canada
Catherine Senecal is a Grants Officer with the IISD Resilience program managing in-country support for the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Global Network.
Catherine has a wealth of experience in grants management and international development. After obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and a Master of Science degree in Agriculture and Environmental Science, Catherine worked as a Professional Associate at the Brace Centre for Water Resources Management, McGill University where she contributed to water-focused projects in Brazil, Central Asia and the Caribbean region, addressing issues of integrated water resources management, climate change adaptation, climate change monitoring, water quality and habitat protection.
Within the NAP Global Network Secretariat, Catherine is lending particular support to national-level action on NAP development and implementation, aiming to ensure that these processes are effective and aligned with country-specific priorities.
Habibat Abidemi (Abi) Ameen
Program Financial Analyst, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), Canada
Abi Ameen is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, holding an MSc in financial management, a BSc in accounting and a diploma in international affairs and strategic studies. She is an enthusiastic and seasoned account professional with over 10 years of exceptional experience in accounting and finance in the United Kingdom. Her wealth of experience involves rock-solid practical expertise in various industries, including oil and gas, manufacturing and the public sector.
Abi has championed best practice accounting principles, identifying and implementing numerous processes and system improvements. Her goal is to improve business performance, promote strategic growth and support any good idea that would lead to positive changes in an organization.
Associate, Resilience Program, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
Angie Dazé has been an Associate with IISD’s resilience program since 2014. Her work focuses on policy and practice related to climate change adaptation and resilience building. This includes analysis, guidance and technical support for National Adaptation Plan (NAP) processes through the NAP Global Network, whose Secretariat is hosted by IISD. She co-leads the Network’s work on gender-responsive NAP processes, including technical assistance to countries, analysis and development of practical tools for integrating gender considerations in NAP processes. In addition, Angie coordinates programs of technical support for the NAP processes in Ethiopia and South Africa.
Past projects include research and development of tools and guidance on different aspects of resilience, such as migration and conservation, ecosystem-based adaptation and the role of financial services in supporting climate risk management. She has extensive experience providing training and capacity building on adaptation, resilience, gender and related topics. Angie’s past work includes positions with CARE, the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and Natural Resources Canada.
Senior Researcher, Resilience Program, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), Switzerland
Julie joined IISD’s Resilience Program in 2010 and has been an active member of the Secretariat for the NAP Global Network since its inception in 2014. She co-leads the Network’s work on gender-responsive NAP processes and on monitoring and evaluation. In addition, she coordinates technical support programs for NAP processes in the Pacific region and Francophone Africa. Julie has extensive fieldwork experience, particularly in knowledge gathering among local partners through one-on-one interviews and the implementation of broader participatory processes, as well as identifying solutions that are owned by all development actors. Over the past 10 years, her work and main interests focus on social aspects of climate change adaptation, including the integration of local knowledge and gender issues. In March 2017, Julie was one of 18 winners selected by the Geneva Environment Network for promoting gender equality and the environment that year.
Prior to joining IISD, Julie worked as the Team Leader on Disaster Risk Reduction and Community Resilience with the Integrated Water and Hazard Management Programme for the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) in Nepal. She was also a consultant on adaptation to climate change for HELVETAS Swiss Intercooperation, a foundation focused on cooperation and development.
Country Engagement Officer, Resilience Program, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), Switzerland
Patrick Guerdat is a Developing Country Engagement Officer with the IISD Resilience Program. His work is focused on support provided through the NAP Global Network, for which IISD serves as secretariat.
Patrick brings a strong background in environmental project management and communications to IISD. He has previously managed projects at Columbia University, the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) and in the Indigenous Peoples and minorities section of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. He has also worked as an independent cartographer and music educator.
Within the NAP Global Network, Patrick coordinates technical assistance provided through the Network’s Country Support Hub.
Environment, Conflict and Peacebuilding Lead, Resilience Program, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), Canada
Alec Crawford works with both IISD's Resilience and Economic Law and Policy programs. He leads the Resilience Program's work on environment, conflict and peacebuilding. Since joining IISD in 2004, his work has focused on examining and understanding the links among environmental change, natural resources, conflict and peacebuilding. This has included extensive research and training on issues including conflict-sensitive conservation, climate change and security, and greening peacekeeping operations. Within the Resilience team, he also leads work to support National Adaptation Plan (NAP) processes in the Caribbean region through the NAP Global Network.
Within the Economic Law and Policy Program, Alec works with the Intergovernmental Forum on Mining, Minerals, Metals and Sustainable Development (IGF) to better understand how countries can optimize the contribution that the mining sector can make to sustainable development. This has included extensive work with IGF member states to assess domestic mining laws and policies, as well as on the development of guidance for managing artisanal and small-scale mining.
Alec obtained a Bachelor of Commerce at Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada and a Master of Environment and Development at the London School of Economics.
Alec speaks English and French, and is based in Toronto, Canada.
Associate, Resilience Program, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)
Daniel Morchain is an Associate with IISD’s Resilience Program.
Within the Resilience Program, Daniel supports the design and implementation of initiatives that address adaptation to climate change impacts in the context of development. At IISD, he leads the National Adaptation Planning (NAP) processes in Colombia and Peru. Prior to joining IISD, Daniel was a senior adviser in Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience at Oxfam. One of his key roles there was as co-investigator for CARIAA’s Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions project. A main focus of his work is risk and vulnerability assessment through cross-scalar, participatory and multistakeholder processes. In this context, he developed The Vulnerability and Risk Assessment Toolkit methodology. Through program and project design and implementation, research, research-for-impact and implementation, he supports efficient decision making that aims to deliver fair, sustainable, socially sensitive and gender-transformative outcomes.
Cesar Henrique Arrais
Communications Assistant, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), Canada
Cesar Henrique Arrais is the Communications Assistant for the NAP Global Network.
Cesar brings ten years of experience with communications, public relations, video production, and journalism in public and private institutions in Canada and Brazil.
He holds a Master’s Degree in Communications and Society – Film Studies and a Diploma in International Affairs from the University of Brasília. He has held communications roles with Brazil’s Superior Court of Justice, Ministry of Defense and National Council of Justice, as well as working a freelance videographer and graphic designer for ParlAmericas and Nature Canada, among others.
Research Officer, Resilience Program, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), Canada
Clare Church is a Policy Analyst for IISD’s Resilience Program. Her work focuses mainly on the Environment, Conflict and Peacebuilding topic, analyzing the connections between environmental change, natural resources and security. Most recently, her work has included co-leading the Green Conflict Minerals project, which explored the fragility implications of the low-carbon transition. She also provides research and policy support to the NAP Global Network, contributing to the key themes of gender, conflict and the private sector.
Clare brings her diverse background in political science and investigative journalism, with an emphasis on issues of human rights. Her past experience includes conducting archival research for investigative news outlets and documentaries, as well as providing reporting and writing for news organizations such as openDemocracy, New York Magazine and Women Across Frontiers.
She completed her Master of Arts at New York University, where she also served as a teaching assistant for courses in research methodology. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Waterloo in political science and history. She is currently based in Toronto, Canada.
Policy Analyst, Resilience Program, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), Switzerland
David Hoffmann is a Policy Analyst with the NAP Global Network under the Resilience Program. He has a background in policy research, public sector evaluation and project management, as well as eight months of field research in Southeast Asia. His specialties include policy analysis and research experience in the fields of sustainable urban development, community-led development and adaptation strategies, as well as project management and coordination of international development projects.
Prior to joining IISD, David worked with the GFA Consulting Group in Hamburg where he coordinated a GIZ project implemented in Colombia that focused on promoting green businesses outside of the capital to provide livelihood alternatives for the rural population while limiting deforestation and fostering social cohesion. He is fluent in English, French, Spanish and German.
Project Officer, Resilience Program, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), Canada
Anne has more than five years of experience with non-profit organizations, working with stakeholders in agriculture, forestry and watershed planning. She holds a Master of Natural Resources Management from the Natural Resources Institute at the University of Manitoba, which focused on socioeconomic research in community forestry in British Columbia. Her areas of expertise include research, analysis and writing relating to community-based resource management.
She is currently engaged in the Prairie Regional Adaptation Collaborative with Natural Resources Canada, focusing on case-study research on Prairie municipalities that are undertaking adaptation planning related to climate change.
Research Officer, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), Canada
Cameron Hunter is a Research Officer with the Resilience Program. Cameron works for the IISD Secretariats of the National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Global Network and the Prairies Regional Adaptation Collaborative, providing both research and administrative support for the programs.
Cameron holds a Master of Science from the University of British Columbia in geography and a Bachelors of Science (Hons.) from the University of Winnipeg. His research interests include exploring and understanding spatial patterns of climate, data visualization, and how communities can better prepare for the impacts of climate change.
Program Assistant, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), Canada
Gloria Sengutuvan is a Program Assistant with IISD’s Resilience program.
Based in Winnipeg, Gloria brings accounting and administrative experience to the Resilience team, having worked in roles with Sage Lighting in Canada, as well as the DBS Bank and Victory Harvest Church in Singapore.
Gloria holds a B.Sc. in Life Sciences from the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, as well as a Diploma in Business Studies from Vancouver Island University.
Program Assistant, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), Canada
Kyla Ramsey is a Project Assistant for IISD’s Resilience program and the NAP Global Network.
Kyla brings several years of management experience from Bridgehead, an Ottawa coffee company specializing fairly traded, organic coffee. She acted as both a coffeehouse manager and a training manager, with a range of administrative and fiscal responsibilities.
Kyla studied for a B.A. in music at Carleton University and served as the choir director of Just Voices, a choir that promotes social and environmental justice.
Project Assistant, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), Canada
Lama Abdellatif is a Project Assistant for IISD’s Resilience program and the NAP Global Network. Having lived and worked in Jerusalem, Halifax, Montreal and Ottawa, Lama brings over six years of experience in administrative management and program coordination with national and international stakeholders. Lama previously worked with USAID’s Jerusalem office as well as FedEx Ground in Ottawa where she provided administrative, management, budgetary, operational and logistical support. She is also an experienced language teacher, having taught both Arabic as a Foreign Language and English as a Second Language to youth and adult learners. Lama speaks English and Arabic fluently, and beginner-level French. Lama also holds a BA in Sociology and Social Anthropology from Dalhousie University.