Gwenaëlle has 3 years of international cross-sectoral experience in climate change and disaster risk management (DRM) during which she built upon a comprehensive methodological background in view of increasing the climate risk management capacity of stakeholders at all levels.
Her main achievements to date include: leading creation and review of a multilateral bank’s climate risk assessment tool as an analyst in a climate adaptation consulting firm; driving the knowledge products development of a project part of the Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters (BRACED) programme; and assisting the audit service of an EU agency in planning and coordinating audits.
Her skill set also includes 5 years of teaching and training (both facilitation and curriculum creation) experience catering to a vast array of stakeholders ranging from high-level government officials to training field-level volunteers on the IFRC’s community-level risk assessment (Enhanced Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment -EVCA- methodology).
Gwenaëlle holds a BA in Geography from Durham University (UK) and a Master’s degree in Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation from Lund University’s Risk Management and Societal Safety Engineering Faculty (Sweden).
A culturally sensitive and agile communicator, Gwenaëlle is trilingual in English, French and Spanish. Her MSc thesis applied a multi-level organisational lens to assess the potential utility of community-level risk assessments such as EVCAs to feed into organisational learning for resilience building.
Her commitment to high-quality engagement with stakeholders at all levels is a key component of the integrated approach and systemic lens she applies to her work. Her deliberately distinct profile provides opportunities for diversifying perspectives, new insights from other sectors; in turn, continuously ensuring the robustness of our advisory services.