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Moushumi Chaudhury

Community Resilience Program Director, Coastal Risk & Resilience

Arlington, VA

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Dr. Moushumi Chaudhury Program Manager, Coastal Risk & Resilience © Courtesy Moushumi Chahdury

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Climate change adaptation, Coastal resilience, Sustainable development, Environmental governance

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Dr. Moushumi Chaudhury is the Community Resilience Program Director under The Nature Conservancy’s Protect Ocean, Land, and Water unit. Moushumi leads and implements projects to help climate vulnerable people in coastal areas minimize the impacts of climate change by building their capacity to integrate nature-based solutions into disaster risk reduction planning.

Moushumi has worked in the field of climate change adaptation and resilience for over a decade. Prior to joining TNC, she was a technical expert on climate resilience at the World Resources Institute and the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture, and Food Security. Her work on climate change adaptation involved research and capacity building for adaptation decision making. She has also worked with UN agencies, IUCN, CIFOR, ICIMOD, and BRAC on a range of environment and development topics. She has worked in Bangladesh, Nepal, Indonesia, Kenya, and Fiji, as well as at the regional level in East Africa and globally. Moushumi holds a PhD in International Development from University of Sussex, an MS in Environmental Policy from the University of Michigan, and a BA in Anthropology & Sociology from Smith College.

As a national of Bangladesh, a country with high climate vulnerability, Moushumi is passionate about working with governments, private sector, and communities around the world to increase their climate resilience.

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