Daniel Morchain

Policy Advisor, Adaptation

Daniel Morchain is a Policy Advisor with IISD’s Resilience Program, leading the National Adaptation Planning (NAP) processes in Colombia and Peru through the NAP Global Network. Daniel is both the regional lead for Latin America and the Caribbean, and the thematic lead on vertical integration (multi-level governance).

Within the Resilience Program, Daniel supports the design and implementation of initiatives that address adaptation to climate change impacts in the context of development. Prior to joining IISD, Daniel was a senior adviser in Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience at Oxfam. One of his key roles there was as co-investigator for CARIAA’s Adaptation at Scale in Semi-Arid Regions project, where he lead the research-for-impact workstream. A main focus of his work is risk and vulnerability assessment through cross-scalar, participatory and multistakeholder processes. In this context, he developed The Vulnerability and Risk Assessment Toolkit methodology. Through program and project design and implementation, research, research-for-impact and implementation, he supports efficient decision making that aims to deliver fair, sustainable, socially sensitive and gender-transformative outcomes.

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Areas of expertise
Climate Change Adaptation
Gender Equality
Governance and Policy
Climate Risk Management
Ecosystem-Based Adaptation
Participatory Planning
Poverty Alleviation
Resilience Building in Rural Communities
Scenario Development
Sustainability and Vulnerable Peoples
Sustainability Assessments
National Adaptation Plans
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Experts
Staff
Education
Postgraduate course on Sustainable Land Management, University of London, SOAS, U.K, 2014
Master of Science, Environmental Management and Policy, Lund University–International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE), Sweden, 2009
Master in Financial Management, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain, 1999
Bachelor of Arts, Economics and Latin American Studies, Yale University, U.S, 1998
Languages spoken
English, Spanish, German, French