Arame Tall, Ph.D.
Senior Climate Change Adaptation & Resilience Specialist, The World Bank
Dr. Arame Tall is a Senior Adaptation & Resilience Specialist in the Climate Change Group of the World Bank. With over 15 years of work experience at the interface of climate and society, Dr. Tall is one of the world’s leading experts on climate services, adaptation, resilience, and community-based early warning systems, widely published on research at the nexus of climate science and societal benefits. Dr. Tall leads coordination of the Bank’s work on Adaptation & Resilience and is the team leader for the World Bank Group’s first of its kind Action Plan on Climate Change Adaptation & Resilience. Before joining the World Bank in 2017, Dr. Tall worked for 15 years in climate adaptation and development, holding senior positions with the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture, and Food Security (CCAFS), and the Red Cross/Red Crescent Climate Centre. Prior, Dr. Tall was with the World Meteorological Organization (WMO)’s Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS) based in Dakar Senegal, where she managed the Regional office for Africa, supporting all of Africa's 53 governments with policy guidance to mainstream adaptation and establishing effective national/regional frameworks for climate services. From 2012-2015, she worked as a senior climate services scientist and champion at the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), based at ICRISAT in India. Then at IFPRI in Washington DC, she spearheaded several programs to scale up the delivery of climate information services for millions of smallholder farmers in Africa, South Asia, and Latin America. Dr. Tall holds a Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University-SAIS in Climate Adaptation and African Studies, an M.A. from Columbia University's Climate & Society Program, and a B.A. from Smith College in Anthropology and Environmental Policy.