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Bridgetown, Barbados
1st – 3rd Nov 2023




Jennifer Doherty-Bigara

Jennifer Doherty-Bigara

Climate and Biodiversity Specialist, Inter-American Development Bank

Jennifer Doherty-Bigara is a Senior climate change specialist at the Inter-American Development Bank, based in the country office of Barbados. Her main role consists in advising and mainstreaming climate change policy recommendations in the portfolio with the Government as well as enhancing their impact through strategic initiatives. With over ten years of experience in the sustainability agenda, she has mainly focused on climate governance and national and local climate change policies (NDCs, LTS, SDGs), fiscal policy and green budgeting, climate finance and long-term planning exercises with an adaptation approach. Jennifer gained analytical and operational knowledge advising governments through the coordination of the NDC Invest Platform at its inception and mainstreaming climate change considerations in the IDB portfolio of Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay, from 2016-2019.  Furthermore, she also gained key insights as an external appointee in the Agence Française de Developpement (AFD), coordination the efforts of the Adapt ‘Action Platform in the Gulf of Guinea and the Indian Ocean. Finally, she has also climate finance expertise as well as fundraising skills based on her coordination of SECCI Funds, ACL, PROADAPT, and bilateral donations. Jennifer holds a master´s in International Development Policy from the McCourt School of Public Policy (MSPP), University of Georgetown and a Master’s in International Affairs from Sciences Po Toulouse. Follow Jennifer on Twitter: @jdohertybigara