Dr Osman-Elasha is Climate Change Expert at the Compliance and Safe Guards Division at the African Development Bank (AfDB) since 2009.
She has more than fifteen years’ experience in climate change issues with special focus on vulnerability and adaptation assessment related to African countries. Her work focuses on sustainable development, with special emphasis on human dimension of global environmental changes. During the last 10 years she has served as a leading member in one of the largest professional network in the area of conservation and sustainable development: the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
Before joining the African Development Bank she was Senior Researcher at the Higher Council for Environment and Natural Resources (HCENR)-Sudan. Her research focuses on vulnerability and adaptation assessment in drought-prone in Africa. She holds a PhD in Forestry Science, Master in Environmental Science and a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) with Honour in Forestry and Agricultural Science. She has reviewed a number of scientific papers to Elsevier and other highly reputable journals. Ms Osman-Elasha is a Guest Editor to a number of scientific Journals.