Beatrice Mosello is a Senior Advisor at adelphi, with more than 10 years of experience in climate diplomacy, conflict and resources, and gender and social inclusion. With her background in field research and operations, Beatrice’s work aims at promoting peace and economic and social development by encouraging the sustainable management and use of natural resources through locally owned and participatory processes that connect ground realities with policy processes.
Beatrice’s work to date has involved researching and developing climate- and conflict-sensitive approaches to development and humanitarian programming in fragile contexts across the Horn of Africa, the Sahel, Latin and Central America, the Caribbean, and Central Asia. More recently, Beatrice's research has focused on understanding pathways through which COVID-19 can exacerbate climate-related security risks. Throughout her career, Beatrice has led numerous multi-country, multi-partner research and field projects and has undertaken consultancies for multilateral and bilateral aid donors, UN agencies, international NGOs, and multinational companies. She has also developed, facilitated and implemented training events for various target groups, including senior government officials, company executives, researchers and civil society.
Before joining adelphi, Beatrice was a Senior Associate at Critical Resource, where she advised mining and energy companies and investors on political, stakeholder and sustainability risks. Prior to this, Beatrice was a research fellow at the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) where she was responsible for research and advisory work in the fields of water and natural resource governance for sustainable and climate-resilient development. Beatrice has also worked as a Project and Research Officer for the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) managing a wide portfolio of research projects on climate-compatible development and gender mainstreaming.
Beatrice completed a doctoral degree in international studies at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, where she was awarded a distinction for her thesis on climate change adaptation in the water sector in Central Asia. She also has a Master of Science in Political Science from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, and a Bachelor in Development Studies from the University of Pavia in Italy.