Natural based Solutions Expert
Mobilising resources and providing solutions to implement Nature — based Solutions, adapted to local conditions, for every step of the way.
Fact based strategies for helping cities to be more climate adaptive and liveable
Millions of people are migrating to cities each year, transforming the land into urban landscapes for another app. 2.5 billion people in next 30 years. Pressures will increase as climate change continues, severely impacting society and the economy.
Nature based solutions planing provides practical and sustainable solutions for cities to be more climate adaptive and more liveable. Complexities of nature — based solutions implementation are causing difficulties to execute them, mainly in areas of stakeholders’ coordination and trade-offs.
My expertise help to identify obstacles and use recourses to enhance capacity across and within sectors to implement strategic natural based solutions — while lowering costs, increasing time efficiency, execution and outcomes quality.
I work with local and international NGOs, government agencies, policy networks, community interest groups, property associations and land developers to implement NbS projects.
Research & Policy Guidance
Conducting research to support decision making in the alignment of budgets, policies, sector plans and strategic spatial planning, and evaluation of nature-based solutions plans, through:
- Conducting reviews and syntheses of best practices,
- Collecting qualitative and quantitative data, analysing data, and
- Developing recommendations that reflect both the specific project findings and the broader evidence base.
NbS Implementation Problem Solving
Identifying new opportunities, defining priorities, and accelerating action.
Developing an appropriate methodology for practical solutions in efficiency, communication, control, and management issues in implementation process.
Data analysis and other parts of the diagnostic process of strategic problems in connection with green infrastructure implementation issues.
Research & Policy Guidance
Evidence-based policies are more likely to result in measurable impact of Nature-based Solution project. I provide research to support decision making in the alignment of budgets, policies, sector plans and strategic spatial planning, and evaluation of nature-based solutions plans, through:
Conducting reviews and syntheses of best practices,
Collecting qualitative and quantitative data, analysing data, and
Developing recommendations that reflect both the specific project findings and the broader evidence base.
Developing stakeholder engagements
Co-creation must be part of all the phases of decision-making in public procedures, according to social open innovation principles and the sustainable development goals (SDGs) towards the 2030 Agenda.
Understanding and gathering data on peoples' experience and interactive relationships leads towards a more active stakeholders involvement to define problems, co-create and implement accepted and richer solutions.
Mapping and engaging stakeholders for co-creating nature-based solutions, through
Providing stakeholder analysis, social network analysis, attitude surveys
Ensuring enough support so that the implementation will be successful
Identifying key players to involve and interest them by training programs, seminars, teaching conferences and outreaching to important stakeholders.
Project management and development
Encompassing the work processes that move the NbS implementation from initiation to completion in a timely manner, through:
Development and management of mid- and long terms urban NsB projects.