Dr. Nathanial (Nate) Matthews is Chief Executive Officer at the Global Resilience Partnership, a global initiative that aims to help millions of vulnerable people in the Sahel, the Horn of Africa, and South and Southeast Asia better adapt to shocks and chronic stresses and invest in a more resilient future.
Nate is a multidisciplinary scientist who has written two books and dozens of peer-reviewed publications on a broad range of topics across resilience, risk, water, energy, agriculture, and natural resource management. He has managed more than 200 projects globally in more than 30 countries. Nate’s expertise has been recognized through contributions to various global networks, as a management committee member of the Food, Environment, Energy Water Network, a Lead Author in The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), and a member of the IUCN / WWF thought leaders’ group on Nexus and the EAT Forum. In addition, he is a Senior Visiting Fellow at King’s College London, Visiting Fellow with the University of East Anglia’s Water Security and International Development Centre, and Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society. He has a PhD in Geography (Water, Energy and Food) from King’s College London.