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.
- How Integrated Vulnerability Assessments Support NAP Processes in the Pacific RegionThis briefing note highlights the significance of the integrated vulnerability assessment (IVA) framework to the NAP processes underway in three Pacific island states: Kiribati, Tuvalu and the Solomon Islands.
- Towards Gender-Responsive NAP Processes: Progress and Recommendations for the Way ForwardThis report presents an analysis of progress on integrating gender responsive considerations in NAP processes. While there is no single approach to gender inequality and the linkages to climate change adaptation planning, implementation and M&E, countries often face similar challenges.
- Strengthening Gender Considerations in Kiribati’s National Adaptation Plan (NAP) ProcessThe purpose of this scoping study is to explore options for strengthening gender considerations in Kiribati’s National Adaptation Plan (NAP) process with a focus on its NAP document, the Joint Implementation Plan on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management (KJIP), which is expected to be revised in 2018 to reflect the government’s new priorities.
- Repository of Adaptation Indicators: Real case examples from national Monitoring and Evaluation SystemsThe repository illustrates possible adaptation indicators and their application context, thereby supporting their context-specific formulation.