International development professional with over 10 years in project management, monitoring and evaluation, research and capacity building. Major areas of work include sustainable development, climate change, disaster risk reduction, climate risk management, food security, and local governance. Experience also as researcher in various aspects of social economy, local development and policy analysis and evaluation. Involved in climate change policy and research in Latin American and African cities; impact and vulnerability assessment on how climate change affects local communities and sustainable development. Former United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) international staff member.