Daniela Chiriac is a Senior Consultant for Climate Policy Initiative, where she provides analysis and management support for the Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance as well as the climate finance tracking program.

Daniela has strong expertise and interest in climate-smart agriculture and food systems in developing countries. From 2019-2020, Daniela was a Senior Analyst at CPI’s office in London. In 2019, she led CPI’s analytical work to develop and refine the West African Initiative for Climate-Smart Agriculture, a blended finance mechanism, along with the Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and the ECOWAS Bank for Investment and Development (EBID).

In 2020, Daniela is working together with the World Resources Institute (WRI) to develop the Rural Prosperity Bond, which will allow small and medium enterprises who work in land restoration to access dedicated credit. She is also conducting research and analysis on global climate finance flows directed to small-scale agriculture in developing countries.

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 two consulting companies, she managed large DfID and European Commission 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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