Tom Twining-Ward

Technical Capacity Development Advisor, Global


Based in: Regional Hub for Europe and CIS

From: Denmark 

Studied at: Roskilde, Durham and Bern Universities

Languages: Danish, English, German




I'm Tom Twining-Ward, and I’m global technical capacity development advisor.


My main areas of expertise are:

  1. Capacity development
  2. Climate change adaptation
  3. Inter-disciplinary programme management


I have seventeen years experience working globally with capacity development, management, climate change and environmental management – primarily with UNDP. My background is as a geographer and development specialist with experience in a broad range of environmental and development issues, research, consulting and journalism.


My work:

As Senior Technical Advisor for our Global Environment Facility (GEF) funded cross-cutting capacity development work, I manage a global portfolio of approximately 50 projects funded by the GEF.


Some achievements:

2008-2011– Managed large portfolio of climate change adaptation, UN-REDD and capacity development projects in Africa and beyond, and helped mobilize and manage climate change adaptation funds of approximately $45 million.

2004-2008- Provided guidance and assistance to governments and UNDP country offices on design, implementation and monitoring of approximately 250 UNDP-GEF projects on capacity development and climate change adaptation

1996-2004  - Headed UNDP’s $30 million environmental portfolio in the South Pacific, responsible for national and regional UNDP and UNDP-GEF environment and natural resource management programmes and projects in the areas of biodiversity, climate change, international waters and capacity development



For more details, you are welcome to contact me directly:

+421-2-59337 386

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