Roland Hunter joined the ACDI in 2016 to act as a technical project manager and climate change expert for the projects entitled “Problems and Solutions for Climate Change resilience and Adaptation in Mozambique” and “Enhancing the Capacity of African Countries to Use Climate Information to Inform Decision-Making”, implemented by the United Nations Development Programme and the African Development Bank, respectively.
Prior to joining the ACDI, Roland worked as an environmental consultant with over five years of experience in the sectors of climate change adaptation and mitigation, with a strong emphasis on sectors including agriculture, forestry, land use, and small-scale renewable energy applications. He has led or supported the development of dozens of projects in Africa and Asia, including in-country experience in Afghanistan, China, Pakistan, Gambia, Mali, Mauritania, Nepal, Seychelles, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Roland’s academic background includes a BSc. (Hons) in Agriculture (2006) and a MSc. in Botany (2010). His Master's research focused on the physiological adaptation of Proteaceae to nutrient-poor soils, with a focus on developing updated guidelines for fertilisation of commercially-grown Protea cut-flowers.