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Natasha Grist
Natasha Grist

Natasha Grist

Natasha Grist specialises in climate change, agriculture, adaptation and international development, with a background in social and environmental science.

Natasha spent the last 2.5 years as Head of Research for the Climate and Development Knowledge Network, developing strategy and commissioning research of a £15m 5 year applied research programme. Previously in ODI she worked on agriculture and climate change issues, including how agriculture is being framed in the international negotiations, adaptation planning at country level for the UN and IFAD, and research-policy making influence both in the UK and internationally.

Prior to joining ODI, she was a post-doctoral researcher at the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change. Her PhD and MSc research was based in Brazilian Amazonia, focussing on links between livelihoods, urbanisation and natural resource management.

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Playing the ACCRA game in Ethiopia
Playing the ACCRA game in Ethiopia

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How can development prepare for future change and uncertainty?

Event - Public event - 26 March 2014 16:30 - 18:00 (GMT+00)

Policymakers face difficult trade-offs in planning for a changing and uncertain future. Yet many development actors continue to plan for the near-term, with little room for manoeuvre or contingency. This public event will explore how the development sector currently plans for the future, and what practical tools can be used better equip decision-makers (whether within government, NGOs or private sector) in preparing for change and uncertainty.

Planning for an uncertain future: promoting adaptation to climate change through Flexible and Forward-looking Decision Making

Publication - Research reports and studies - 19 March 2014
Lindsey Jones, Eva Ludi, Elizabeth Carabine, Natasha Grist, Aklilu Amsalu, Luis Artur, Carina Bachofen, Patrick Beautement, Christine Broenner, Matthew Bunce, Janot Mendler de Suarez, William Muhumuza, Pablo Suarez and Daniel Zacarias
Despite change and uncertainty being at the heart of development, many actors continue to plan for the near-term with little room for manoeuvre or contingency. Three- to five-year planning and funding cycles remain the norm. A move towards promoting more Flexible and Forward-looking Decision Making (FFDM) is therefore crucial.

Responding to a changing climate: Exploring how disaster risk reduction, social protection and livelihoods approaches promote features of adaptive capacity

Publication - Discussion papers - 26 August 2010
Lindsey Jones, Susanne Jaspars, Sara Pavanello, Eva Ludi, Rachel Slater, Alex Arnall, Natasha Grist and Sobona Mtisi

This paper reviews how aspects of disaster risk reduction, social protection and livelihoods approaches may act in contributing to the various features of adaptive capacity in the context of climate change.

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