In 2021 Resurgence is developing a strong and diverse board of senior leadership and governance talent to guide its development and scaling plan.
Mark Harvey is the Founder and CEO of Resurgence, a global social enterprise that supports urban climate risk reduction and resilience. Resurgence clients and partners include the World Bank, UNDRR, the Met Office, FCDO, the Red Cross Climate Centre and EIT Climate-KIC. He has over 30 years experience of international climate, environment and humanitarian partnerships.
Mark is currently leading DARAJA, an award winning weather, climate and early warning services initiative, which has won awards from the Global Resilience Partnership and British Expertise International.
Mark is a member of the Urban Expert Group advising the UNDRR ‘Making Cities Resilient’ 2030 Campaign, and a contributor to the World Disasters Report of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC).
He is a co-founder of the Communicating with Disaster Affected Communities (CDAC) Network. Mark has degrees from Oxford and Harvard Universities, where he obtained a Masters in Public Administration (MPA) and won a William Starr Innovations Fellowship.
Founder & CEO
Scott Williams is a runner and a poet amongst other things. He spends much of his time trying to help create the conditions for mutual learning and opening spaces of possibility for shifts in perception. He advises widely, including UNDP and UNDRR in a range of areas that currently include the High Level Dialogue on Energy, the High Level Initiative on Financing for Development in the Era of COVID and Beyond, the G20 Sustainable Finance Study Group and on Understanding the Systemic Nature of Risk with the UN Global Risk Assessment Framework (GRAF) and the Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction (GAR).
Scott previously worked with PwC for 20 years including as Director of PwC’S Disaster Risk Management (DRM) practice, the Sustainability, Climate Change and DRM Practice Leader for PwC Japan and as a member of the PwC Global Sustainability Governance Board.
CA, Chartered Accounting
BComm Accounting, Finance and Economics, The Australian National University.
Perception & Risk
Genevieve is the Principal Founder and CEO of AgriLedger. AgriLedger enables trust, transparency and traceability through blockchain across the agricultural supply chain. Genevieve led a collaboration with Haiti’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry to deliver a Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) pilot sponsored by the World Bank. The project went live in May 2020 allowing Haitian fruit farmers and consumers to reap the benefits of fairer prices and improved food security.
Genevieve was nominated by the Financial Times to the top 100 BAME in UK technology in 2019, was named a winner of the ComputerWeekly 2020 Women in Software and was one of the top 5 finalists for Quesnay’s Female Founders in FinTech in 2019. She is vice-chair of techUK’s Distributed Ledger Technologies Working Group, which provides strategic direction for all UK activities related to DLT and is an inaugural member of the Advisory Group for the Estonian Government’s eResidency initiative.
Finance & Innovation
Manisha Aryal is a digital development enabler with over two decades of experience designing and implementing ICT-anchored programs. As the Senior Advisor for Digital Development at Chemonics, she leads the company’s digital development strategy, providing thought leadership and hands-on support to projects leveraging digital ecosystems.
Manisha works in countries undergoing political transition and humanitarian emergencies and leads/supports development programs that innovate with technology.
Masters in Journalism, University of California, Berkeley.
Sebastian Winkler is Senior Advisor to the United Nations Nature Based Solutions Flagship Initiative launched during the 2019 UN Climate Action Summit. He has over two decades of experience in environmental economics, resource mobilisation and innovative finance for the government, corporate and social enterprise sector.
MAs in Politics of Alternative Development Strategies & Regional Development Planning, Institute of Social Studies, NL
MA Environmental Management, University of Trier & Ecole Polytechnique, Lausanne
MBA Certificate, Harvard Business School.
Partnerships & Investments