Dennis Bours

Evaluation Consultant

Dennis works with the Independent Evaluation Office of the Global Environment Facility on the cross-cutting topics of gender and resilience. His evaluative work focuses on the least developed countries fund (LDCF) and the special climate change fund (SCCF), but he is also involved in other work - for example a recent adaptation indicators study. 

Dennis earned his Bachelors in Commercial Engineering, a MSc in Sustainable Development and Technology Management from Eindhoven University of Technology, and an MSc in Global Supply Management with a focus on climate risk management in global supply chains from Robert Gordon University / Aberdeen Business School. He has continued to extend his knowledge by engaging in various leadership and change management studies from Cornell University's proactive leadership program.

Prior to working with the GEF IEO worked with PACT / Rockefeller Foundation as SEA Change Team Leader on climate M&E knowledge management. Before that he developed a collaborative platform on mediation and conflict transformation in the Asia Pacific region resulting in the Asia Pacific Mediation Leadership Summit, which took place in Bangkok 2-4 December 2011. The Summit design was taken over by the UN Friends for Mediation Group and will become the framework for mediation capacity development beyond the Asia Pacific region.

Dennis has worked globally as a humanitarian and sustainable development professional. He has diverse experience in change management, monitoring and evaluation, disaster risk reduction, operations management and staff capacity building. Over the years Dennis has worked in the Brazilian Amazon, Angola, Sudan, Indonesia, Thailand, Congo and Kenya on disaster risk reduction, climate change, operational management, monitoring and evaluation, and operational profiling for a variety of humanitarian organizations. He has provided short term support, training and capacity building in Papua New Guinea, Cambodia, Myanmar, India, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Nigeria, Libya and Ethiopia.

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The Climate Knowledge Brokers Manifesto

This manifesto describes the essential role of climate knowledge brokers in helping people make climate sensitive decisions fully informed by the best available climate knowledge.

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Principles for Indicator Development, Selection, and Use in Climate Change Adaptation Monitoring and Evaluation

The study looks at M&E for CCA in a broader context to see what the key challenges are, how M&E is being applied in the adaptation field and finally at the evaluation-policy interface.

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Dennis is a member of the following Themes, Networks or Projects

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Cities and climate change

Views on trends, challenges, findings and case studies of cities adapting throughout the world.
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Guidelines and tools for assessing the social and biophysical vulnerability to climate change.
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Forests and Climate Change

Exploring the role of forests for the adaptation of people to climate change.
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Adaptation Decision Making

Sharing methods, tools and approaches for adaptation decision-making.
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Climate Adaptation Learning Resources

Training modules on climate analysis, vulnerability assessment and adaptation planning.
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Communicating Climate Risk

Improving access and creating innovative ways to communicate climate risk.
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