Dr. David Dodman Director, Human Settlements International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
Dr. David Dodman is an urban development research professional with twenty years’ experience in the fields of urban geography, international development, and climate change adaptation. He has held positions in universities and policy research institutions, and has worked in partnership with international organizations, local and national governments, and civil society organizations.
In his current role at the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) as director of the Human Settlements Group, he has developed and implemented a wide-ranging programme of research on urban adaptation to climate change, led an institute-wide task team on research quality, and helped shape major organizational initiatives on financial management.
He is a senior teaching fellow at University College London delivering Masters-level modules and PhD supervision. He has spoken extensively at major international conferences and was a lead author on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report. He is also the coordinating lead author on ‘Cities, Settlements and Key Infrastructure’ for the IPCC Sixth Assessment.