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Jennifer Hoffman

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With over twenty-five years experience in the education, environment, humanitarian, and international development sectors Jenn is well-positioned to help organizations deliver on their mission-driven work.

Jenn specializes in helping civil society organizations, academic institutions, and philanthropic agencies to advance efforts that reduce risk, conserve the environment, tackle the impacts of a changing climate, and build resiliency.

Her areas of focus include adult education, capacity building, climate resiliency, disaster risk reduction, and nature-based solutions. An experienced trainer and program director, Jenn is skilled in developing authentic partnerships and advancing cross-sectoral collaborations.

Jenn has been a Principal at Highwatermark since 2017. She currently consults for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent (IFRC) and is Associate Faculty in Royal Roads University’s Disaster and Emergency Management Program.

Recent appointments include serving as a ‘Capacity Development Expert’ for Global Affairs Canada’s Technical Assistance Program – Expert Deployment Mechanism initiative. She has held leadership positions with several civil society organizations and is a recent past Fellow for the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Friends of Ecosystem-based Adaptation’s ‘Nature-based Solutions in Humanitarian Contexts Working Group’.

Jenn holds a MA in Disaster and Emergency Management (climate resiliency) and a MA in Education (science education, curriculum and instruction). She also holds a Professional Certificate on the IUCN Global Standard for Nature-based Solutions.

Recent publications include the ‘Nature-based Solutions for Climate Resilience in Humanitarian Action(2023), developed in partnership with Sphere, IFRC, and IUCN.

Capacity Development
Community Development
Humanitarian Assistance
Natural Resources Management
Project Management
Project Planning and Design