Florian Waldschmidt is a Senior Project Associate at MCII supporting the implementation of climate risk analysis studies applying the Economics of Climate Adaptation (ECA) methodology in different settings. Florian’s responsibilities include the identification and valuation relevant assets, the definition of corresponding damage curves, as well as social- economic scenarios.

Florian holds an MSc in Economics and Development Economics from the University of Nottingham, UK and a BSc in Economics from the University of Kiel, Germany. He is also a certified expert in micro-insurance form the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management.

He has previously worked with KfW, GIZ and Sparkassenstiftung für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (SBIFC). At his previous position as an advisor with the GIZ, his role was both coordinative as well as technical. As country focal point in Ghana, he prepared the Ghana-Roadmap, including an economic and risk analysis focusing on the agricultural sector and a recommended implementation plan toward an integrated climate risk management. His responsibility also extended to supporting the development of the agricultural insurance market in Ghana as well as the exchange with the African Risk Capacity during Ghana’s accession process as part of the comprehensive risk management approach developed. He has technical skills in econometrics and is a trusted user of STATA and Eviews. His analytical skills combined with his technical knowledge of the topic at hand area great asset to the team and the position.

Florian has a broad interest in climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies, climate finance including climate risk transfer, as well as actively leveraging unavoidable effects for productive and sustainable purposes, especially for particular vulnerable population groups.

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