Iqbal Fareeha

CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION PROGRAM MANAGER ASIA REGION AND SIDS, GLOBAL ENVIRONMENT FACILITY

Fareeha is Climate Change Specialist with the Global Environmental Facility, an environmental funding organization, where she conducts technical reviews of proposals received for adaptation projects and programs in vulnerable developing countries. She brings a multi-disciplinary, cross-sectoral perspective to this work, which spans agriculture and water; natural resources; infrastructure, energy and transport; health; and hydrometeorological and climate information services.

Fareeha has over 14 years of adaptation experience with the World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, consulting firms, and non-government organizations based in developing countries. She has worked on tools to screen development projects for potential risks posed by climate change; projects on urban flooding in Africa; adaptation strategy development; guidelines for investments in hydrometeorological and climate services; climate-resilient disaster risk management; and has developed and delivered trainings on climate change adaptation internationally. She is enthusiastic about ways to extract, share and apply knowledge; effective approaches for south-south learning; and innovative approaches to resilient development, including ways to engage the private sector.

Fareeha holds a Masters in City Planning (MCP) degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT; 2003), focusing on climate science and policy. She holds a B.Sc. (Hons) from the University of Stirling, UK, with a double-major in Environmental Science and Film & Media Studies.


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