Advancing a green and inclusive recovery through adaptation and resilience
Dr Voegele assumed the position of Vice President of Sustainable Development at the World Bank on April 1, 2020. In this role, he oversees the work of Global Practices and Thematic Groups that bring together the best expertise of the World Bank Group and partners, to help countries meet their most complex challenges in the field of sustainable development. Previously, Dr Voegele was Global Director of the Climate Change Group at the World Bank and Senior Director of Global Agriculture and Food Practice. He is Chairman of the CGIAR System Council, which oversees agricultural research programs addressing poverty, food and nutrition security, and improving natural resource management. Since 2016, he has been co-chair of the Global Future Councils of the World Economic Forum. Dr Voegele holds a doctorate in agricultural economics and a master’s degree in agricultural engineering from the University of Hohenheim in Germany.
Anuela Ristani, Deputy Mayor of Tirana for Foreign Relations, City of Tirana
Ms. Anuela Ristani is the Deputy Mayor of Tirana for Foreign Relations in the capital of Albania. She joined the public administration in 2014 as Director General of the National Youth Service, where she worked on the creation of the RYCO (Regional Office for Youth Cooperation) and opened the first youth centers in large towns of Albania. She was appointed to the post of Chief of Staff to the Mayor of Tirana after the 2015 local elections, a post she held for four years of Mayor Veliaj’s first term. His professional experience has been mainly related to business development for newly established international companies in Albania, then focused on communication and marketing strategies. Anuela holds a Diploma in Business Administration and European Studies from the American University in Bulgaria and an MA in Business Administration and Strategic Communication from the University of Missouri in Colombia.
Jambaltseren Tumur-Uya, Secretary of State, Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry of Mongolia
Mr. Jambaltseren is the State Secretary of the Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Light Industry (MoFALI) of Mongolia. He has over a decade of experience in mobilizing financial support and raising public awareness of agricultural development. Mr. Jambaltseren is also chairman of meetings of joint commissions on economic relations and cooperation with foreign governments, and chairman of steering committees for projects supported and funded by international organizations and partner governments. Prior to MoFALI, he was Director of Khalkh Gol, Authority of the National Agricultural Development Zone, where he contributed to the development of environmentally friendly and tourism-oriented livestock, factories, infrastructure and tourism development. ‘export. He holds an MA in Social Change and Development from the University of Newcastle, Australia, as well as an MA in Business Administration and BA in Sociology from the National University of Mongolia.
Janusz Zaleski, Professor of Meteorology and Water Management, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology
Dr Janusz Zaleski is Professor of Meteorology and Water Management at Warsaw and WrocÅaw University of Technology. He is an expert in water management and regional policy and is the author of more than 150 publications related to water resources, environmental engineering, mathematics and public finance. In addition to teaching, Dr Zaleski was advisor to the Polish Prime Minister from 1998 to 2001 and governor of WrocÅaw province from 1992 to 1998. He was also chairman of the International Commission for the Protection of the Odra River against pollution from 2000-2001 and 2008-2010, and was Senior Policy Advisor for the Odra-Vistula Flood Management Project Coordination Unit. Dr Zaleski is a member of the Committee for Spatial Planning and Vice-Chairman of the Water Management Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences.
Anne Hammill, Senior Director for Resilience, International Institute for Sustainable Development
Ms. Anne Hammill is Senior Director of Resilience at the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD). Much of Anne’s work focuses on understanding how better environmental management can build resilience to climate stress and help build peace. Anne’s most recent work has involved developing and applying decision support tools for climate change adaptation, conducting participatory field research on livelihoods and climate change, and strengthen the capacity of governments and civil society to integrate climate risk into policies and field projects. She has also worked with organizations in East and Central Africa to understand and address the links between conservation activities and conflict.
Sarah Colenbrander, Program Director for Climate and Sustainability, Overseas Development Institute
Ms. Sarah Colenbrander is Program Director for Climate and Sustainability at the Overseas Development Institute (ODI). Previously, she was Global Programs Manager for the Coalition for Urban Transitions and the lead author of “Climate emergency, urban opportunity”, the report underpinning the Infrastructure, Cities and Local Action component of the 2019 United Nations Climate Summit. Sarah has also worked on climate change mitigation in cities, energy and forestry at IIED, at the University of Leeds and Forests Alive. She has co-authored a wide range of academic papers, as well as reports for the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, the IPCC, UN Environment and the World Bank. Sarah is an associate of the ESRC Center for Climate Change Economics and Policy and a guest lecturer at the University of Oxford, University College London and the University of Manchester. Sarah holds an MA in Environment and Development from Trinity College Dublin.