Seminar: Is there such thing as innovative financing for ecosystems management?
Anita Lazurko built upon her experiences with engineering consulting in Canada and water governance in Malawi to pursue a career seeking solutions to interdisciplinary problems related to water, agriculture, and development. She is currently studying a Masters of Science in Environmental Sciences, Policy, and Management in a joint program between the Central European University (Hungary), Lund University (Sweden), and the University of the Aegean (Greece).
In recent years, Anita has partnered with the International Institute for Sustainable Development to research innovative financing through climate bonds for multifunctional climate adaptation infrastructure on the Canadian prairies, and she explored methods for identifying and quantifying the externalities of resource recovery and reuse with the International Water Management Institute in Colombo. She is now writing her masters thesis alongside the Climate Resilient Infrastructure Development Facility to understand how green bond assessment processes for water infrastructure in southern Africa can better consider local contexts, multiple development objectives, and future uncertainty and risk. Anita continues her involvement with Engineers Without Borders Canada as a member of the board of directors.