Veronica Olivotto is a Climate Change Adaptation Expert focusing on climate change vulnerability, community-based adaptation and prioritization. She holds a Masters in Urban Management and Development from the Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS) specialising in Urban Social Development. Veronica is co-coordinating and teaching in the executive course on urban management tools for climate change and in the climate change and resilient livelihoods research workshop part of the IHS Master course in Urban Management and Development. She has spoken in various conferences and fosters an emerging publication record. Recently Veronica was invited to be lead author in the Urban Climate Change Research Network (UCCRN) second assessment (due in 2015). Veronica’s most recent project work includes: Monitoring & Evaluation Framework for Performance-based Grants for Local Resilience (Client: UNCDF), “Integrating Climate Change concerns into City Development Strategies” (Client: UN-Habitat); “Linking Academic Education Networks on Climate Change in Africa, Asia and Europe” (Client: EACEA/Erasmus Mundus). Previous to the IHS Veronica worked (2007-2009) as a sustainable development researcher at the Scottish Institute of Sustainable Technology (SISTech) based at Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh, earned an MSc in Ecotourism from Edinburgh University (2006-2007) and a BS in Tourism and Local Community from the University of Milan (2002-2005).
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