Naabia Ofosu-Amaah is senior corporate engagement advisor, water and resilience at The Nature Conservancy (TNC), based in Arlington, VA. Naabia focuses on developing and implementing the strategy for engaging companies and development finance institutions (DFIs) to further TNC’s water and resilient watersheds goals. This includes research on priority institutions; recommendations on industries, companies and DFIs to target; support of TNC’s regional programs; and development of tools and resources to empower The Nature Conservancy staff to continue engaging companies and DFIs in mainstreaming nature-based solutions for water security and climate resilience and adaptation. Naabia also represents TNC in water-related industry initiatives, such as the Alliance for Water Stewardship, CEO Water Mandate and Science-Based Targets Network: Freshwater Methods. Naabia also serves as the relationship manager for a few of TNC’s relationships with key Fortune 500 companies.
Naabia joined TNC in January 2017 after seven years at the Global Environment & Technology Foundation (GETF), also in Arlington, VA. At GETF, Naabia managed The Coca-Cola Company’s $65MM Replenish Africa Initiative (RAIN), which delivered on its goal to provide 2 million people with water access by 2015. This included a short secondment to The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation in Johannesburg, South Africa. She also managed projects within the global development alliance between the U.S. Agency for International Development and The Coca-Cola Company, the Water and Development Alliance (WADA) and engagements with other companies and social enterprises, including Diageo, plc and WaterHealth International.
Naabia holds a master of philosophy in environment, society and development from the University of Cambridge and a bachelor’s degree with honors in environmental science and public policy from Harvard University.