Raúl Fernández is a research associate at the Munich Climate Insurance Initiative hosted by UNU-EHS. He is involved in designing research to determine the impact of climate risk insurance in vulnerable populations. In the past, he has worked for the GIZ (German Corporation for International Cooperation), developing policy advisory services to promote sustainable energy systems in developing countries. Prior to this, he worked at the German Institute of Tropical and Subtropical Agriculture and at the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin in the Trans-SEC project in Tanzania, a participatory action research project aiming at developing food security innovations.
Mr Fernández holds an MA in Development Economics from the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen (2016) and a B.A. in Business Administration from the Oviedo University (2009). In 2010 he received a scholarship from the Spanish government to study a Master’s Programme in International Business Management, which was complemented with two-years of service at the Embassy of Spain in Kenya.