From Climate Change to Covid19: How the Nexus Approach can enhance Sustainable Development
The Water, Energy, & Food Security Resource Platform recently interviewed Claudia Ringler, Deputy Director of the Environment and Production Technology Division at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), on her experiences while working in the Nexus field as well as the future challenges and prospects in times of Covid19 and climate change
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Claudia Ringler was appointed deputy division director of the Environment and Production Technology Division at IFPRI in 2011. Claudia manages IFPRI’s Water Research group and since 2015 is also the Natural Resource Management Theme Lead. Dr. Ringler received her PhD in Agricultural Economics from the Center for Development Research, Bonn University, Germany, and her MA in International and Development Economics from Yale University. Her research interests are water resources management-in particular, river basin modeling for policy analysis and agricultural; and natural resource policy focused at sustainable agricultural productivity growth. She has been involved in several WEF-Nexus projects in the past and cooperated with the NRD program in the Niger Basin.