Nathan Engle is Senior Climate Change Specialist with the World Bank’s Climate Change Group (CCG) and Water Global Practice (GP). Nate works on strategy and operations for adaptation and resilience, climate finance, and metrics/evaluation. He is also responsible for strategic support to operational teams on drought preparedness, and develops new analytical work to inform next generation climate-related projects.
This is an exciting time for the RMEL CoP. Not only has this community reached a critical mass to merit its own conference, but the mix of resilience-focused researchers, practitioners and donors are really starting to align, developing new projects that will add to our understanding of resilience, and how we can make a difference with communities on the ground.
Before joining the World Bank, Nate was Policy Advisor and AAAS Congressional Fellow in the office of Senator Harry Reid. He continues to publish regularly on climate change adaptation and resilience, drought preparedness, and water policy and governance.
Nate’s recent work to measure, evaluate and understand resilience includes:
- Operational guidance for monitoring and evaluation (M&E) in climate and disaster resilience-building operations
- What cannot be measured must still be managed
- Adaptive capacity and its assessment
- Unpacking governance: Building adaptive capacity to climate change of river basins in Brazil
Nate completed his Ph.D. at the University of Michigan’s School of Natural Resources & Environment, and his masters’ degrees at the University of Michigan in Public Policy (MPP) and Natural Resources and Environment (MSc). He holds a BSc in Earth Sciences from Pennsylvania State University.