Tala Dowlatshahi

Senior advisor , Independent
  • Independent
  • United States of America
Nathanial Matthews & Dr. Saleemul Huq

CEO; Director of the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD), Global Resilience Partnership; Director of the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD)

Dr. Saleemul Huq is the Director of the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) and Professor at the Independent University Bangladesh (IUB). In addition, he is the Chair of the Expert Advisory Group for the Climate Vulnerable Forum (CVF) and also Senior Adviser on Locally Led Adaptation with Global Centre on Adaptation (GCA). He is an expert in adaptation to climate change in the most Vulnerable developing countries and has been a lead author of the third, fourth and fifth assessment reports of the IPCC and advises the Least Developed Countries (LDC) group in the UNFCCC.

Nathanial Matthews is Chief Executive Officer at the Global Resilience Partnership, a group of over 65 organisations joining forces to surface and scale innovation, share knowledge, influence policy and advance thinking on resilience. He has experience managing, surfacing and scaling hundreds of resilience and adaptation projects and programs in partnership with governments, NGOs and the private sector across more than 30 countries. He holds a PhD in Geography, regularly publishes and previously worked in leadership roles with the CGIAR, UNEP, the International WaterCentre, NGOs and in the private sector.