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Miguel Fernández Trillo

Founding Partner and Board Member
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Miguel is a Natural Resource Economist with over two decades of experience in field work examining the relationships between poverty, vulnerability of livelihoods and climate change. He obtained a B.A. in Economics at the Complutense University (Madrid), an M.A. in Public Policy at the George Washington University (USA) and a PhD in Natural Resource Economics at the Gottingen University (Germany). He is a native speaker of Spanish, and fluent in both English and German.

Miguel is the founder and managing director of OIKO LOGICA, and has worked on sustainable development at different scales in over 60 countries. Examples include work for the Department for Sustainable Development for Latin America at The World Bank headquarters; a post as a poverty reduction specialist for USAID in Tegucigalpa (Honduras) during and after the Hurricane Mitch Natural Disaster; and was responsible for formulating Poverty Reduction Strategies Programmes (PRSP) in Nicaragua, Bolivia and Guyana for the DFID.

Furthermore, Miguel has also carried out advisory roles in more than 50 countries in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia and Eastern Europe. He has decades of team leader experience in advising and negotiating national support programmes at the ministry level, as well as working with grassroots organisations designing small scale technology solutions at a local level.

He has played a significant role in the identification and formulation of national climate change strategies and support programmes for the GCCA in the most vulnerable countries of Small Island States (SIDS), such as coastal climate adaptation in Mauritius and Seychelles, conservation agriculture in Namibia, energy options for off-grid rural communities in Lesotho and preventing the impact of Glacial Outburst Floods (GLOF) in Bhutan (The Himalayas).

In addition, he is a lecturer for the M.A. course on Impact Evaluation Techniques for Development Projects at the Autonoma University (Spain).

 

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Lorene C. Flaming
Board Member
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Lorene is a natural resources economist with an M.A. in Public Policy from Harvard University (USA) and a B.A. in Environmental Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara (USA). She holds 23 years of experience in designing, implementing and evaluating projects and policies that strengthen natural resources management and sustainable livelihoods.

Lorene specialises in assignments that require a high level of technical expertise and stakeholder consultation. She has completed over 27 consulting assignments for the World Bank, USAID, the European Union (EU), GIZ, the Asian Development Bank and the United Nations. An exceptional analyst and writer, she has designed M&E frameworks for forestry, agriculture, wildlife and community development projects; led numerous sector assessments; developed environmental diligence procedures for banks and projects; and has written guidelines for the evaluation of water resources. Lorene has also served as project manager for three World Bank-funded projects. She is adept at identifying a practical roadmap, achieving buy-in, managing results and documenting success.

Since 2005, her work has increasingly integrated pro-poor strategies and climate change solutions. Examples include: helping in the Afghanistan’s Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (2007); designing programmes for U.S. utilities that promote energy efficiency in buildings to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (2010-2012); and evaluating efforts to distribute fuel-efficient cook stoves in a remote, glacier-dependent region of Afghanistan (2013). In early 2014, she led an assessment team tasked with helping USAID enhance the sustainability, resilience and pro-poor targeting of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) interventions in Indonesia.

Furthermore, Lorene has worked with governments, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), donors and the private sector in over a dozen countries, including Cambodia, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, Japan, Afghanistan, Egypt, Morocco, Lebanon, Jamaica, Guyana, Suriname, Bosnia, Malawi, Liberia and the United States.

 

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Board Member
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Dr. Rath has an interdisciplinary background that combines science and engineering with subsequent studies in economics, statistics, finance, systems, and natural resources. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Science and Engineering at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. Subsequently he studied for his Masters’ and Ph.D. in Operations Research at the University of California, Berkley, with a focus on interdisciplinary work on management and natural resource systems, with additional training in economics, statistics and optimization. As a director of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) in Ottawa, he was responsible for several projects such as Carbon Market and Integrated Waste Solutions, in Indonesia, the joint initiative between IDRC and the Climate and Development Knowledge Network that helped strengthening decision-making and scaling-up effective action on climate resilient development to improve the livelihoods of those most affected by climate change in Latin America.

As an Environmental data expert, he led a number of initiatives, developing performance assessment frameworks and platforms to provide solutions to collect, register and process national information related to climate change. Since then, he has worked for OIKO LOGICA over fifteen years on many areas of project design, research and impact analysis, strategic advice, M&E and capacity building in various facets of economics, renewable energy and sustainable development with many programs, agencies and governments in over fifty countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Hence, he can combine insights from his work on innovations, bottlenecks in energy and infrastructure, cross cutting issues from climate change, training and capacity development, into his research, analysis and policy advice. The value of his work is testified by repeated assignments with organisations such as CIDA, IDRC, Industry, Environment and other agencies of the Government of Canada, the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, IADB, Organisation of American States, UNU, UNDP, UNIDO, the UN Multilateral Fund for the Montreal Protocol, UNEP, the Commonwealth Secretariat, DfID, GIZ, Sida, the International Energy Agency, several NGOs and Community based organisations and developing country governments.

Some of the most notable contributions include a report for Canada at the Rio Summit, on cleaner production, energy efficiency, renewables, institutional and policy developments, and technology strategies required for a greener economy. He has conducted extensive research on options for the mitigation of carbon emissions, energy efficiency options in industry and agriculture, barriers and incentives, and public policies to increase the rate of efficiency improvements in cost effective ways and their impacts on poverty and growth.

Mohammed Sadeck Boulahya
Board Member


Mohammed Sadeck Boulahya has more than 35 years of experience managing public regional institutions, mobilising resources, networking and building national capacity for weather and climate services in support of more resilient economies. During the last three decades, he has led and been a private consultant on regional science and information technology capacity building programs in food security, agriculture, disaster risk, and other sectors. Since 2005, under a number of consultancies, Mr. Boulahya has advised the African Development Bank (AfDB) on the conception of a Strategy in Climate Risk Management and Adaptation, organised the First Climate for Development Conference in Addis- Ababa, and was instrumental in facilitating the negotiation between AUC, UNECA and AfDB for the conception of, and resource mobilisation for, the ClimDevAfrica Programme, leading to its official launch in 2010 during UNECA/ADF-VII.

Mr. Boulahya has been a regional expert, leading and contributing to projects such as the integration of Disaster Risk Reduction and Adaptation to Climate Change through Early Warning and Advisory Climate Services (EWACS/ViGIRisC); he is also a technical trainer with the World Bank on disaster and climate risk assessment for water resources management under a changing climate (Weather and Climate Variability& Climate Change). He contributed to a project formulation, within a multi-disciplinary team, and building a proposal to GEF through the African Development Bank related to mainstreaming climate risk management within Livestock Programme of Sao-Tome and Principe-PADE-II (2011-2012).

Mr. Boulahya also co-founded and contributed to the programme implementation, as the First Director General, of the African Centre of Meteorological Applications for Development (ACMAD) for 12 years. As Director General of ACMAD, he managed the annual operating budget of approximately $2M, led the annual work planning process, and reported directly to a Board of Governors composed of 13-member country representatives and many partners including the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA). Under his leadership, ACMAD trained more than 2,000 professionals in meteorology and its applications over a period of 10 years and grew the organization to a sustainable status mobilising up to nine institutional partners and over twenty collaborating regional institutions.

Bruno Lopes
Board Member
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Bruno Lopes is a climate change and development expert with more than 12 years of experience in project planning and management in development and international cooperation. This experience has been acquired by working for European Commission, NGO and private sector. He has an extensive experience working with non- state actors on water, renewable energies and energy efficiency projects, technical assistance, emergency response and central office management. I am an expert in log-frame planning, monitoring and evaluation.

Through his work during the last 15 years he has contributed and managed programmes and projects in Climate change adaptation (Coastal Zone Management), Water resources management, Renewable energies and energy efficiency, Waste management, Community based development, including empowerment and participatory approaches, micro-projects and local development strategies and identification and project design in social entrepreneurship (job creation and stimulation) oriented to local development.

As a result of his extensive international professional experience is fully capable of cooperating and working with people from different cultural and educational backgrounds, to create enthusiasm in people to participate in different kinds of activities, to adapt to changing situations, and he has excellent interpersonal teamwork skills and flexibility. During his professional career, he has been in charge of teams of different sizes (2 to 15) and compositions (Unskilled workers to Engineers).

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