UNDP, Bangkok Regional Hub, Thailand
Climate Finance Specialist, UNDP, Bangkok Regional Hub
At UNDP Bangkok Regional Hub (BRH), Joanne provides policy advice and technical assistance to countries in Asia Pacific to translate their climate strategies into national budgets and priority investments for implementation. She holds an MSc. Environment and Development from the University of London. She worked for 12 years with UK DFID as Livelihoods and Climate Change Advisor developing social protection, disaster management, urban poverty reduction and climate change adaptation programmes in Africa and South Asia before joining UNDP BRH in 2013. Joanne is passionate about supporting countries to strengthen planning and budgeting systems to access and manage international and domestic climate change finance. She leads the regional team’s capacity building initiatives which are strengthening systems for reporting on climate finance flows domestically and through UNFCCC mechanisms.
For the Stormwater 2019 Conference, Joanne will present challenges and opportunities for Financing projects of urban Resilience Programmes.