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About Us

About Us

Adaptation at Altitude is a collaborative programme launched and co-supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). The first phase of programme runs from 2020 to 2023. For further information please download an Adaptation At Altitude programme brochure.

Partners

Adaptation at Altitude is a collaborative programme launched and co-supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).

Mountain Research Initiative (MRI)

MRI is an international network that envisions a world in which research to understand global change challenges and opportunities in mountains is conducted across borders and disciplines, with and for society, in order to generate knowledge that enables decisions, actions, and transformations towards sustainable development.

Focus in the programme: Strengthening GEO Mountains.

Consorcio para el Desarollo Sostenible de la Ecoregión Andina (CONDESAN)

CONDESAN is a non-governmental organization based in Ecuador and Peru, working for the conservation of mountain ecosystems and for the well-being of rural communities in the Andean region.

Focus in the programme: Science-policy dialogue and sharing of experience in the Andes.

International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD)

ICIMOD is an intergovernmental knowledge and learning centre working on behalf of the people of the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH). It is based in Kathmandu, Nepal and works in and for eight regional member countries – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan.

Focus in the programme: Science-policy dialogue and sharing of experience in the Hindu Kush Himalaya.

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

UNEP is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system, and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment.

Focus in the programme: Science-policy dialogue and sharing of experience in East Africa & South Caucasus, and inter-regional collaboration.

Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI)

SEI is an international non-profit research and policy organization that tackles environment and development challenges.

Focus in the programme: Community of practice on climate change adaptation opportunities in mountains.

University of Geneva

Founded in 1559, the University of Geneva is dedicated to teaching, research and dialogue with society. With more than 17’000 students of some 150 different nationalities, it is Switzerland’s second largest university.

Focus in the programme: Knowledge on climate change adaptation opportunities in mountains.

Zoï Environment Network (Zoï)

Zoï is a Swiss non-profit organization that provides analysis and training,policy dialogue and communication services to governments, international organizations and NGOs.

Focus in the programme: Influencing global policy processes related to climate change, disaster risk reduction, and the Sustainable Development Goals.

The Adaptation at Altitude Team

Alejandra Melfo

I am a theoretical physicist-turned-ecologist out of love for the mountains, based in Mérida, Venezuela. I have been invol…

Anna Scolobig

I am a disaster and risk researcher with social science background. In my work I address questions related to risk percept…

Ansgar Fellendorf

As part of the UNEP mountain team I work in the areas of climate change adaptation, mountain range governance and sustaina…

Carolina Adler

Carolina Adler, a dual national from Chile and Australia, is an Environmental Scientist and Geographer by background, with…

James Thornton

James joined the Mountain Research Initiative in 2020 upon completion of his PhD in hydrogeology at the University of Neuc…

Julia Barrott

As a weADAPT Knowledge Manager I work with the wider weADAPT team to manage and curate content for, and support the ongoin…

Kate Williamson

I am a research associate at SEI Oxford, focusing on climate change adaptation. I work with a number of projects: MAIA – a…

Luis Daniel Llambi Cartaya

PhD in Biology, University of York. Full professor at the Institute of Environmental and Ecological Sciences (ICAE) and th…

Philippus Wester

Dr Philippus (Flip) Wester joined ICIMOD in March 2013 as Chief Scientist Water Resources Management, and was appointed Re…

Richard Taylor

I am a researcher working in adaptation decision-making and social simulation modelling. I implemented the Adaptation Opti…

Ruth Butterfield

I am the director of the Stockholm Environment Insititue Oxford Centre. I am interested in how both physical and social sy…

Sukaina Bharwani

Sukaina is an interdisciplinary senior researcher with a background in both social anthropology and computer science. This…