Angélica V. Ospina

Angélica is a Senior Researcher of the Resilience Program at the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD). Angelica leads the Big Data for Resilience initiative at IISD.

As Senior Technical Advisor for Resilience at Lutheran World Relief (LWR), Angélica focused on the operationalization of resilience in development practice.


“The RMEL CoP is important because it enables dialogue among different communities of practice. It facilitates collaboration and encourages innovation.”


Angelica held a post-doctoral Research Fellowship at the University of Manchester’s School of Environment, Education and Development (SEED) in the UK, where she completed her PhD on climate change resilience and the role of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in agricultural livelihoods. Her experience includes the design of RABIT: the Resilience Assessment Benchmarking and Impact Toolkit, piloted in Costa Rica and Uganda, as well as the design of the Dynamic Resilience Wheel (DReW), a resilience capacity building tool implemented in Nepal.

She has over ten years of experience in the management and implementation of applied research projects, senior project management and research positions with Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC), as well as consultancies for a number of international organizations.


“The CoP provides us with a unique platform to explore solutions to complex measurement challenges.”


Angelica’s current interests in resilience measurement, evidence and learning include:

Angélica is leading the development of a CoP working group on Information and Communication Technologies for Resilience Measurement and Learning (ICT4RMEL)