Meet-and-greet hosted by Jesse DeMaria-Kinney (Adaptation Research Alliance)
27 Sep. / 10:00 - 11:00
Hosted by Jesse DeMaria-Kinney Meet-and-greets are a great way to get to know some of your fellow participants in a small informal space, chat with highly experienced adaptation practitioners and build your networks. Without an in-person conference, think of the meet-and-greets as a virtual coffee break, where you can ask direct questions of the people you want to talk to! In the last two years, participants at meet-and-greets have met new partners, collaborators, donors and friends!
About the host
Jesse DeMaria-Kinney is the Head of Secretariat of the Adaptation Research Alliance. He has over 15 years of experience working at the interface of science-policy-practice in Asia, Africa and Latin America with international and local NGOs and the United Nations. His work has focused on the thematic areas of climate change adaptation, nature-based solutions and Research for Impact, including multi-stakeholder process design and facilitation.
Previously, Jesse co-founded PlanAdapt, a network-based organisation focused on climate risk management & adaptation, and managed and coordinated Oxfam’s role as the Research-for-Impact (or research-into-use) lead partner in the Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions (ASSAR) consortium. He is an Africa Climate Development Initiative (ACDI) Associate and course instructor for the Research-for-Impact online course hosted by the University of Cape Town. Jesse holds an undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies specialised in Biology and Master’s degrees in both Environmental Health and Decentralised International Cooperation.
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