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Kampala, Uganda
Speaks Dutch, English

An expert in climate proofing and risk management

Miguel Leal is an expert in identifying risk and exposure to climate change and developing climate smart solutions. He has a PhD in climate change and over 20 years experience in climate change mitigation and adaptation, inclusive green growth, sustainable rural development and climate proof business solutions
Questions I can answer:
Is my production system at risk of climate change?
How can I climate proof my business?
How can I become carbon neutral?
Which policy reforms are required to become climate proof?



Experience
Agriculture Financing Consultancy • Uganda

Biodiversity expert for the Biodiversity Investment Fund of the East Africa Development Bank

2018 - Present (3 years, 6 months)
Advising businesses on greening their operations, creating inclusive business and creating a measurable positive impact on biodiversity
Wildlife Conservation Society • Africa

Climate smart and inclusive green growth advisor

2017 - 2018 (1 year, 3 months)
Advise programs, projects and businesses on how to create win-win situations between rural development and natural resources conservation to reduce vulnerability of businesses and communities to climate change
Wildlife Conservation Society • Africa

Albertine Rift REDD+ program manager

2010 - 2017 (6 years, 9 months)
Develop projects to stop deforestation (REDD+) through providing incentive packages/business development services to rural communities to increase their income and well-being in return for their commitment to conserve natural resources
Missouri Botanical Garden • Africa

Climate Change Conservation Expert

2004 - 2010 (6 years, 2 months)
Advise the conservation community in west Central Africa on conserving climate resilient forest

Education