Angélica Valeria Ospina  
Angelica Ospina

Senior Researcher, Adaptation

International Institute for Sustainable Development

Angélica is a Senior Researcher, Adaptation, at the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD). Previous to her appointment, she was the Senior Technical Advisor for Resilience at Lutheran World Relief (LWR), focusing on the operationalization of resilience in development practice. Angelica held a post-doctoral Research Fellowship at the University of Manchester's School of Environment, Education and Development (SEED) in the UK, were she completed her Ph.D. on climate change resilience and the role of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in agricultural livelihoods.

Her experience includes the design of RABIT: the Resilience Assessment Benchmarking and Impact Toolkit, tested in Costa Rica and Uganda, as well as the design of the Dynamic Resilience Wheel (DReW), a resilience capacity building tool implemented in Nepal. She has more than ten years of experience in the management and implementation of applied research projects in Latin America and the Caribbean, senior project management and research positions with Canada’s International Development Research Centre (IDRC), as well as consultancies for a number of international organizations.