Bettina Koelle joined the Climate Centre in 2013 and is also now Southern Africa focal point.
She has worked with stakeholder groups from small-scale farmers in the South African dry lands to policy-makers and business representatives.
A geographer by training with an MSc from the Free University of Berlin, she is passionate about exploring linkages within complex systems and helping people navigate challenges through learning and dialogue. Bettina’s roots lie in community development and adaptation work in Southern Africa, and her ambition is to link grass-roots insights and ambitions to global policy.
Working on climate change and adaptation for the past 15 years, she has also increasingly engaged on urban issues – facilitating the use of climate information for long-term decision-making in cities.