Originally from Guatemala, Adriana is a development economist specialised in climate adaptation finance to build climate resilience. More specifically, around the practical implications of mobilising climate finance. She has five years of research and project experience, with a rich focus in Rwanda.
Adriana has advised on the development of key strategic documents to support Rwanda’s low carbon development in the agriculture, infrastructure and finance sectors – particularly on mainstreaming climate change into existing policies and strategies and, in turn, on feasible actions using practical tools for more efficient implementation efforts. She has done this working for various clients, such as the National Government, GGGI, Pwc, Dfid and the EU commission, which entailed working with a multitude of stakeholders, such as MDBs, donors, country government (national and sub-national), private sector and NGOs.
Key activities include: multi-sector consultations, adhoc TA for government officials, policy and strategy assessments, conducting economic and financial appraisals, conducting climate risk assessments, conducting value for money assessment for climate resilience to better guide donor expenditure, collation and collection of qualitative and quantitative data, and desk-base research. This has contributed to key research outputs, leveraging of futher finance, increased local knowledge on current and furture climate risks, and improvements in local collaborations and cooperations.
Adriana currently supports the delivery of the Economics and Finance of Complex Risks strategy imbedded in the Risk and Resilience programme at ODI.