About the speaker

Gina Ziervogel is Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental and Geographical Science, and a Research Chair at the African Climate and Development Initiative at the University of Cape Town. Her research focuses on climate change adaptation and development at both the household and municipal level. She is particularly interested in transdisciplinary projects that bring together civil society, government and academics to address problems collaboratively.

Recently, she has served on the City of Cape Town’s Water Resilience Advisory Section 80 Committee. She is a lead author in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) 6th Assessment report.

In 2015 Gina won the South African Young Woman in Science Award. She has authored numerous papers, book chapters and popular articles. She lives in Rosebank with her husband and two kids and loves chameleons and ice-cream.

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