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Claudia Ringler

Director, Natural Resource and Resilience Unit
International Food Policy Research Institute

Claudia Ringler is Director, Natural Resources and Resilience in the Transformation Strategies Department. She coordinates research at the intersection of nature, agriculture and development for tangible progress toward more equitable and resilient food systems. As co-lead of the CGIAR NEXUS Gains initiative, she directs research on the role of energy in transforming food and water systems, and on climate change adaptation, mitigation as well as  water and other natural resource interventions for increased equity and resilience. Claudia has more than 200 publications in the areas of water and food security, and equity in climate resilience, irrigation, and energy systems. In 2021, she was awarded honorary life memberships by both the International Water Resources Association and the International Association of Agricultural Economics for her lifelong contributions to the fields of water resources economics and agricultural economics, respectively. Claudia received a PhD in agricultural economics from the Center of Development Research, University of Bonn and an MA in International Development Economics from Yale University.



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