Véronique Morin, PhD, Senior Climate Change Specialist, The World Bank
Véronique is a Senior Climate Change Specialist in the Climate Change Group of the World Bank. She leads the adaptation work stream which supports the mainstreaming of climate change into World Bank operations. She is the Task Team Leader for the Climate Change Knowledge Portal (CCKP), an online data platform which provides the World Bank Group (WBG), its operational teams, and the broader global development community with a comprehensive suite of climate and climate change tools and resources that are both transparent and accessible.
Prior to joining the Bank, Véronique worked at the Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel to the Global Environment Facility (GEF), providing operational and strategic support to the Least Developed Countries Fund and the Special Climate Change Fund, as well as engaging with the GEF and UNFCCC on the climate change adaptation agenda. With a background in Coastal Engineering, Véronique completed a PhD in Disaster Risk Management from the Asian Institute of Technology in Thailand, where she investigated the vulnerability, impacts and coping mechanisms of informal settlers to a major typhoon and storm surge disaster in Metro Manila. She has authored several peer-reviewed publications and was a Contributing Author for the “Small Islands” chapter in the IPCC’s Fifth Assessment Report on Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability.
MacKenzie Dove, PhD, Climate Scientist (Consultant), The World Bank
MacKenzie Dove is the Senior Climate Change Consultant for the Climate Change Knowledge Portal, within the World Bank Group’s Climate Change Group. She is an expert in climate risk analysis and focuses on the translation of global climate model outputs into useable risk tools and information products. She has worked with the National Center for Atmospheric Research (US), the National Center for Atmospheric Science – Climate Directorate (UK), the World Meteorological Organization, and the World Health Organization’s Joint Office for Climate and Health. She brings extensive operational experience in working with National Hydro-Meteorological Services and regional climate centers, primarily across sub-Saharan Africa, in support of expanded development and delivery of climate information services. Her research focuses on the impacts of climate change, specifically increasing heat conditions, to specialty agriculture commodity markets and health systems. She holds a PhD in Economics and Climate Risk from the University of Reading (England) and a MSc in Economics from the University of Glasgow (Scotland).
Viviane Clement, Climate Change Specialist, The World Bank
Viviane works as the Climate Change Specialist with the Climate Change Group of the World Bank, where she focuses on issues related to climate adaptation and resilience. She works on several initiatives on climate change adaptation mainstreaming, including advising World Bank project team on climate and disaster risk screening, and supports country clients to integrate climate risk considerations in national development planning processes. Prior to this, Viviane has worked on projects and research related to climate change adaptation, integrated ecosystem management, and agricultural and rural development in the Middle East and North Africa region.