Ania Maria Wanda Grobicki

The Green Climate Fund (GCF), Deputy Director for Adaptation

Dr Ania Grobicki is the Deputy Director for Adaptation at the Green Climate Fund. She is a chemical engineer who worked for Shell South Africa, and subsequently completed a PhD in biochemical engineering at Imperial College London. She thereafter worked in academia and consulting, on water, environment and development issues, before becoming the coordinator of the CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food. Subsequently, for six years she headed the Global Water Partnership (a worldwide network of water organizations) as its Executive Secretary, based in Sweden, and then served as the Deputy Secretary General and Acting Secretary General of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands. Ania has written a number of publications on water and development-related issues, most recently as Coordinating Lead Author for the freshwater chapters of the 6th Global Environmental Outlook. Concerned by the major changes occurring in both global and local water cycles, for the last 10 years she has focused on the links between water and climate, including water-related disasters, prior to joining GCF in 2019.

Ania is speaking at

July 2, 2020
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online Webinar


  • Serena Guarnaschelli (Speaker) Partner and Innovative Finance Advisory, KOIS
  • Adhiti Gupta (Speaker) Manager, Market Acceleration & Design Funding, Covergence Blended Finance
  • Alberto Millan (Speaker) Sustainable Finance Advisor, CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS)
  • Giovanni Grandi (Speaker) Senior Officer, Private Partnerships and Finance for Development, Italian Agency for Development Cooperation
  • Ania Maria Wanda Grobicki (Speaker) The Green Climate Fund (GCF), Deputy Director for Adaptation
  • Peter Laderach (Moderator) Lead, CGIAR Climate Security
  • Mark Goldberg (Moderator) Host, Global Dispatches Podcast


Webinar description

Traditional development has often focused on single silo approaches, engaging in either social development, natural resources management or humanitarian assistance. Unfortunately, at times these mismatched objectives may not provide a clear ladder towards self-sufficiency for vulnerable populations.

Aligning these objectives together, through innovative financial mechanisms, will unlock new ways to fund holistic development approaches.

In this session, guest speakers will reflect on existing financing mechanisms and discuss what other innovative financing solutions are needed to align these objectives and incentives

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