Daniela Chiriac is a Manager at Climate Policy Initiative, where she leads the strategic agenda on finance for agrifood systems and nature.

Daniela manages the Secretariat for the ClimateShot Investor Coalition (CLIC), an action-oriented group of leaders working in agriculture and food systems to rapidly scale up the finance required to shift towards low-carbon and climate-resilient agriculture and food systems globally. Prior, she also managed the Sustainable Agriculture stream of the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance and the establishment of the Southern Africa Regional stream. The Lab is a public-private initiative that accelerates innovative climate finance solutions.

In 2022-23, Daniela served on the U.S. Subcommittee on Systemic Solutions for Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation in Agriculture, Nutrition, and Food Systems launched by the Board for International Food and Agricultural Development (BIFAD) and USAID.

Daniela previously worked with International Development Enterprises (iDE UK) on projects focusing on market-based approaches to increase climate resilience of smallholder farmers in Africa and Asia. In her prior roles with consulting companies, she managed large international development projects.

She holds a MSc in Environmental Economics from the University of London as well as Master’s degree in Political Science from the University of Bucharest.


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