Julie is a climate risk adaptation specialist with research and project management experience at the international level. Most of her research and work has focused on climate risk management and adaptation to multiple risks in the context of climate variability and change in Africa and Asia. She has extensive experience in using participatory approaches to support climate risk mainstreaming, as well as working with both communities and government officials on climate risk planning. Julie joined IISD as a project manager for the Climate Change and Energy Program in 2010 and is based in our Geneva office.
Prior to joining IISD, Julie worked in Kathmandu, Nepal, as the Team Leader on Disaster Risk Reduction and Community Resilience of the Integrated Water and Hazard Management Programme of ICIMOD, a regional knowledge centre serving the Hindu Kush Himalaya region. She contributed to strengthening ICIMOD’s position on social aspects of water and hazard management, and was particularly active in promoting the integration of local knowledge on disaster preparedness. Julie also worked in Bern as a consultant on adaptation to climate change for Intercooperation, the Swiss foundation for cooperation and development.
- Conducting Gender Analysis to Inform National Adaptation Plan (NAP) Processes: Reflections from six African countriesThis briefing note describes the rationale and approach that we have taken in supporting NAP-focused gender analyses in six African countries (Benin, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Guinea-Conakry, Madagascar and Togo).
- How Small Businesses Can Support Climate-Resilient Value Chains: Lessons from UgandaThis brief focuses on investments by domestic seed companies in quality seeds, including climate-resilient varieties, in developing countries and the climate risk management benefits for other actors along the value chain. It is designed for researchers and practitioners working on agricultural value chains, food security and climate resilience in developing countries.
- Financial Services for Climate-Resilient Value Chains: The case of the Centenary Bank in UgandaThis briefing note presents the results of case study research on financial services and climate risk management along agricultural value chains, focusing on the Centenary Bank’s services to rice value chain actors in Eastern Uganda.
- Enabling Climate Risk Management Along Agricultural Value Chains: Insights from the rice value chain in UgandaThis briefing note proposes a framework of core functions for climate risk management (CRM) along agricultural value chains and highlights the role of service providers in supporting CRM efforts.