Dr. Mariya Aleksandrova

Research programme: Environmental Governance

Function: Project Lead & Senior Researcher

Specialization: Climate risk governance

Work areas:

  • Adaptation and Loss and Damage governance and finance
  • Climate funds
  • Social protection and just transitions for resilience to climate change


since 2/2019 German Institute of Development and Sustainability (IDOS)
(until 6/2022 German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE))
Senior Researcher, Klimalog Project, Research Programme "Environmental Governance and Transformation to Sustainability"
11/2014-1/2019 Freelance Consultant, Climate and Disaster Resilience Specialist
9/2011-01/2015 Department of Economics, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Italy
Ph.D. in Science and Management of Climate Change
Dissertation title: “Water scarcity under climate change: impacts, vulnerability and risk reduction in the agricultural regions of Central Asia”
11/2013-12/2014 Euro-Mediterranean Centre for Climate Change (CMCC), Venice, Italy
Research affiliate
9/2012-12/2013 Centre for Development Research (ZEF), Bonn, Germany
Visiting Ph.D Researcher
7/2008-9/2008 United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT), Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific, Fukuoka, Japan
9/2007-6/2009 International University of Japan
Master of Arts in International Developmentw
9/2001-9/2006 University of Economics Varna, Bulgaria
Bachelor’s in Construction Economy
Specialization: Regional planning 

Member of

  • Working Group on Social Protection and Climate Change (sub-group on climate finance), established under the Global Partnership for Universal Social Protection to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (USP2030)

Refereed Publications

Non-refereed Publications

Opinion Pieces