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Boris Van Zanten

 World Bank (GFDRR) Global Program on NBS for Coastal Resilience

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Boris van Zanten is a Disaster Risk Management Specialist at the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR), where he co-leads the World Bank’s Global Program on Nature-based Solutions for Climate Resilience. In his work for the NBS Program, Boris focuses on developing tools and analytics to support scaling project development and investment in Nature-based Solutions across the Bank. Before joining GFDRR in this role, he has supported several World Bank teams preparing investment projects and policy operations with a focus on Nature-based Solutions in different regions, including Africa and East Asia & Pacific. He holds an interdisciplinary PhD in Environmental Economics & Geography from the Institute for Environmental Studies in Amsterdam.