Samantha Page is a climate resiliency expert with over ten years of multi-sector experience managing and implementing climate adaptation projects and policies in Canada, the Caribbean, Africa, Asia, and Central and South America. She specializes in resilient infrastructure, coastal adaptation, risk and vulnerability assessments, policy development, municipal planning, science literacy, facilitation, and building community and institutional capacity to respond to climate impacts. She has worked with all levels of government, non-governmental organizations, communities, Indigenous organizations, businesses, youth, and other diverse stakeholders.
As an expert for the Technical Assistance Partnership (TAP) initiative, Samantha collaborates with Erik Sparling as part of the Climate Risk Institute (CRI) team to support the Government of Suriname Ministry of Spatial Planning and Environment in addressing climate change priorities of the National Development Plan and National Adaptation Plan (NAP). The initiative aims to improve data and information collection systems and integrate climate change considerations into economic development policies, plans, and programs. Through targeted awareness building and training, the team will provide technical assistance to help improve the capacity of the Government of Suriname to plan, design, and build climate resilient infrastructure.
Based in Halifax, Samantha is a Senior Climate Resiliency Specialist with the CRI. She holds a Master of Applied Science degree in Climate Change Adaptation from Saint Mary’s University and an Advanced Certificate in Design Thinking from IDEO, allowing her to bring both a technical and human-centered creative mindset to climate challenges.