Gilbert Balo is Science-Policy Interface Coordinator at Climate Analytics and is based in Togo. He participates in IMPACT project, ensuring the close collaboration between climate policy and science teams and the integration of scientific information into strategy development processes. His tasks are anchored in policy analysis but also include scientific analysis and ensuring the scientific quality of products under the implementation and strategy development work.
He has participated in SURVIVE project as Climate Policy Analyst, providing support for the LDCs group in the political climate change negotiations. He has contributed to publications connecting climate change and development for UNECA (Economic growth, Development and Climate Change in Africa), UNEP (Africa’s Adaptation Gap, 2015).
Before joining Climate Analytics, he was a research assistant with the association Actions in Favor of Humans and Nature (AFHON) in Lomé, working on vulnerability assessments and adaptation projects. He has participated in a study on the benefits related to ecosystem services in Morocco on behalf of GIZ and other study using agriculture and water resources data of some ECOWAS countries on behalf of UNFPA. He has brought his expertise in conducting research in the areas such as statistic and econometrics.
Gilbert holds a Masters degree in Statistics, Economics and Engineering from the National School of Statistics and Applied Economy in Abidjan, Ivory Coast and a diploma in Mathematics from the University of Lomé. He is a Frankfurt School Certified Expert in Climate & Renewable Energy Finance.
- Africa's Adaptation Gap: Bridging the Gap - Mobilising Sources Michiel Schaeffer, Florent Baarsch, Gilbert Balo, Kelly de Bruin, Richard Calland, Felix Fallasch, Mahlet Eyassu Melkie, Len Verwey, Sandra Freitas, Laetitia De Marez, Jerome van Rooij, Bill Hare (2015)