Dr Nathanial Matthews
Dr Nathanial Matthews is a political and environmental scientist whose principal interests lie in understanding and mitigating the impacts of political and economic change on people and the environment in developing countries. He has 15+ years of professional and fieldwork experience spanning 30 countries around the globe, primarily focused in Asia and Africa. Nate is currently the Program Director of the Global Resilience Partnership (GRP). In this role, he is responsible for defining and executing the overall strategy related to GRP’s technical work streams and leading the teams implementing these streams including markets and innovative financing, technology and infrastructure, and policy and influence. Previously to this role, Nate was Global Research Coordinator and Flagship Leader of the US$36 million Integrating Ecosystems into Policy and Solutions Flagship for the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) programme on water, land and ecosystems (WLE). Nate has published two books and over 40 peer-reviewed publications covering environmental justice, forestry, agriculture, irrigation, hydropower, ecosystems services, resilience and the water-energy-food nexus. He has given dozens of senior-level international talks.
Never waste a crisis

Never waste a crisis

Africa: agriculture and environment Climate change will hit Africa hard, but it also offers the continent an opportunity to build resilience and diversify livelihoods The changes ahead for Africa's environment, which form the foundation of the continent's societies...

Dr Nathanial Matthews
Dr Nathanial Matthews is a political and environmental scientist whose principal interests lie in understanding and mitigating the impacts of political and economic change on people and the environment in developing countries. He has 15+ years of professional and fieldwork experience spanning 30 countries around the globe, primarily focused in Asia and Africa. Nate is currently the Program Director of the Global Resilience Partnership (GRP). In this role, he is responsible for defining and executing the overall strategy related to GRP’s technical work streams and leading the teams implementing these streams including markets and innovative financing, technology and infrastructure, and policy and influence. Previously to this role, Nate was Global Research Coordinator and Flagship Leader of the US$36 million Integrating Ecosystems into Policy and Solutions Flagship for the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) programme on water, land and ecosystems (WLE). Nate has published two books and over 40 peer-reviewed publications covering environmental justice, forestry, agriculture, irrigation, hydropower, ecosystems services, resilience and the water-energy-food nexus. He has given dozens of senior-level international talks.
Never waste a crisis

Never waste a crisis

Africa: agriculture and environment Climate change will hit Africa hard, but it also offers the continent an opportunity to build resilience and diversify livelihoods The changes ahead for Africa's environment, which form the foundation of the continent's societies...