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Chief of Party Carlos Quintela

Carlos Quintela is a senior project manager and environmental policy specialist with more than 20 years of experience managing donor-funded regional and national environmental initiatives throughout Latin America, Uganda, and Afghanistan. Mr. Quintela currently serves as chief of party of the SERVIR and Climate Services Support Activity, a joint development initiative of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and USAID. Previously, Mr. Quintela served as chief of party for the Mozambique Coastal City Adaptation Project, which works with two vulnerable cities to improve their municipal planning and resilience. He has led gender-focused capacity development for strategic partners and affirmative action programs to ensure the participation of women in project-supported activities and to protect indigenous women’s rights.

Blog Posts by Carlos Quintela

3 Questions with Carlos E. Quintela on Climate Change Adaptation

Some people still talk about climate change as if it is a future threat, rather than something we are facing now. Is this a challenge in your work in Mozambique? We deal with this every day—there is this absence of urgency about what’s going on. There’s still a confusion about disaster risk reduction and climate…