Fareeha Iqbal

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. 

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GEF Secretariat - Programs Unit
Senior Climate Change Specialist

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