Colin McQuistan is the Senior Advisor on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction. He has worked extensively on issues related to poverty, inequality and unlimited growth on a finite planet. His main areas of interest are in systems approaches, the role of technology, complexity, resilience and the growing challenge of Climate Change. He has over 30 years professional experience in the UK and overseas, and spent 19 years living and working in the South East Asian region. This included six years with WWF working with the five host governments of the Greater Mekong Sub-region to coordinate a response to the challenge of climate change focused on the shared resources of the Mekong River.
Colin is a co-chair of the U.K. Inter-agency Resilience Learning group; a diverse network coordinated by DFID and BOND made up of over 100 representatives of civil society, academia and the private sector to explore the challenge of resilient development. He is also a steering committee member of the Rockefeller Community of Practice on measuring resilience; a global network supporting the advancement of methods to measure resilience. He has also provided technical support to the WaterWindow - the flood component of the Global Resilience Partnership - as well as having been a technical reviewer of the Rockefeller Resilience Dividend Valuation Model.