Fareeha Y. Iqbal joined the Climate and Chemicals team in January 2014 as an Adaptation Specialist. She manages the GEF's adaptation program in Asia, and has interests in agriculture; ecosystem-based adaptation; resilience in the transport, infrastructure and energy sectors; and hydrometeorological and climate information services. Fareeha brings over 10 years of diverse adaptation experience to the GEF. She has worked with the World Bank, Inter-American Development Bank, consulting firms, and non-government organizations in developing countries. Her work experience spans tools to screen development projects in various climate-sensitive sectors for potential risks posed by climate change; regional and national adaptation project management in Asia and Africa; adaptation strategy development; guideline development for investment in hydromet and climate services; climate-resilient disaster risk management; and development and delivery of trainings on climate change adaptation. Fareeha holds a Masters in City Planning (MCP) degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT; 2003), where she studied urban planning, climatology, and remote sensing. She is enthusiastic about ways to extract, share and apply knowledge; south-south learning exchanges; and innovative approaches to resilient development.
Area of Expertise:
Asia regional team, climate change adaptation
GEF Secretariat - Programs Unit
Senior Climate Change Specialist