Jenn Hoffman is a conservation, development, and education expert with over 25 years of experience working collaboratively with public, private, and community organizations. She is an experienced researcher, trainer, and program director specializing in climate adaptation, disaster risk reduction, and nature-based solutions.
As an expert for the Technical Assistance Partnership (TAP) initiative, Jenn works alongside another Canadian expert on climate diplomacy, Marco Heredia, in collaboration with members of the Maldives Ministry of Environment, Climate Change and Technology and the Civil Service Training Institute (CSTI). The initiative aims to strengthen and enhance how the Maldives is effectively represented during international climate negotiation processes.
Jenn’s experience in developing and delivering climate resiliency curriculum and capacity building workshops will support this TAP initiative as she works collaboratively to design, pilot and assess climate negotiator training to be housed within the CSTI. She is inspired by working with people from around the world who are passionate about and dedicated in their efforts to heal the planet, fight for climate justice, and increase their capacity to tackle the pressing challenges that climate change present to them.
Based in Alberta, Jenn is a Principal at Highwatermark Strategy and Communications. She holds a MA in Education in Science Education, Curriculum and Instruction, a MA in Disaster and Emergency Management, and a BA in Geography and Environmental Studies. Jenn also holds a Professional Certificate on the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Global Standard for Nature-based Solutions. Her recent publications include the ‘Nature-based Solutions for Climate Resilience in Humanitarian Action,’ developed in partnership with Sphere international humanitarian standards.