Since 2005 I have worked as an independent climate change consultant. Most of my consultancy work involves advising development organisations about potential climate change risks, “mainstreaming” climate change considerations into investments and planning, and adapting to climate change. Recently I have also been involved in the development and delivery of courses on a range of topics related to climate change, for development professionals. Another emerging area in which I’m currently heavily involved is the evaluation of adaptation interventions, through the development of results frameworks and indicators.
My consultancy clients have included the African Development Bank (AfDB), the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the European Commission (EC), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the World Bank, and a variety of other public and private bodies and NGOs. A significant proportion of my consultancy work has been done through Harewell International Ltd. and the School of International Development (DEV) at the University of East Anglia. I’m a regular lecturer on the annual DEV short course on Climate Change and International Development.
In early 2012 I established Garama 3C Ltd, a small company offering climate change consultancy services, of which I am a Director. To date, Garama has undertaken work for AfDB, DFID, EBRD, in partnership with UEA, IIED, and RSK respectively. For more information, take a look at the Garama website. Garama works in partnership with other individuals and organisations to deliver consultancy in a wide range of areas related to climate change.