Senior Environmental Specialist
Habiba Gitay is a member of the World Bank’s Climate Policy team where she provides strategic direction on climate resilience and supports work that integrates development and climate resilience in select countries.
Before joining the Bank, Habiba was a tenured staff at the Australian National University where she researched and taught sustainable development, climate change science and landscape management. She was the coordinating lead author of three assessment reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and led the Technical Report on Climate Change and Biodiversity.
Habiba enjoys hiking and facilitating discussions among diverse groups of people.