Phonesavanh Latmany is a Cities & Readiness Officer in GGGI’s country program in Lao PDR. In his current role, he will work closely with the National Designated Authority (NDA) for the Green Climate Fund (GCF) Readiness Project to oversee and implement a readiness support grant from GCF focusing on resilient and green cities.
Prior to joining GGGI, Phonesavanh was a Climate Change & Disaster Risk Manager for CARE International in Lao PDR, overseeing and providing technical and advisory supports to projects on climate change and disaster risk reduction. He also worked for the Australian Center for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) based in Vientiane Regional Office. Phonesavanh’s experiences include climate/hazards vulnerability and capacity analysis, climate information services, climate resilience programming, community-based natural resource management and agricultural research.
Phonesavanh holds two MSc degrees. He studied Agricultural and Resources Economics at Kyushu University in Japan, and Environmental Management at the University of Auckland in New Zealand.