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Nuno Meira
Senior Advisor on Agriculture | Natural Capital | Sustainable Finance & Risk Management | International Economic Development & Coop. | Climate Change Adaptation-Mitigation/CSA | Biodiversity | TVET | Change Management , Government Fund and Business School
Offenbach am Main, Germany
Senior Advisor on Agriculture | Natural Capital | Sustainable Finance & Risk Management | International Economic Development & Coop. | Climate Change Adaptation-Mitigation/CSA | Biodiversity | TVET | Change Management
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Area of Expertise:
  • Agriculture, Livelihoods, Microfinance, Rural
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy
  • Director, CEO, COP, President
  • Fundraising, Business Development, Grants Writer
  • Trade, Finance, Economics, Cooperation, Global
Professional Experience:
Highly skilled and experienced professional in the field of international economic development, risk management, and sustainable finance. Worked in both private and publicly funded international organizations (ILO, IFC/World Bank, GIZ, CGIAR, ISF) and contributed to a range of projects and initiatives.

My experience covers a diverse range of areas including agriculture, agricultural risk management, capacity building of organizations and vocational training, change management, and writing proposals and specialized publications.
Additionally, I have contributed to official content writing on Agricultural and General Risk Management and authored entries on Wikifarmer as an official author with a focus on overall risk management, agricultural risk management, and risk transfer mechanisms for agricultural risk management such as agricultural insurance.

Furthermore, I have worked as an External Advisor on CSA/CCA/CCM, biodiversity, agricultural insurance, and Sustainable Finance with the InsuResilience Solutions Fund (ISF). I also have experience as a CIM Integrated Expert, Agricultural Financial Sector Specialist at ICRAF in the Philippines, and an ECA Financial Sector Specialist at IFC - International Finance Corporation in Kyiv, Ukraine. I have also worked as an Impact Insurance Change Management Officer at CNAAS, Senegal, funded by the ILO's Impact Insurance Facility.

Conceptual and innovative thinking, writing, training, and mentoring, with a strong focus on sustainable development.
Extensive experience and expertise in Agriculture, Agricultural Risk Management (including but not limited to Crops, Forestry, Aquaculture, Livestock/Bloodstock), Natural Capital, Sustainable Finance, International Economic Development & Cooperation, Climate Change Adaptation-Mitigation/CSA (Climate Smart Agriculture), Biodiversity, Capacity Building, Partnerships, writing of Concept Notes proposals, scientific research documents, TVET, and Change Management developed over the course of 25 years.

Global experience and international 22 years career having worked on-location in 7 developed, transitioning, and developing countries on 3 different continents (Western and Eastern Europe, Africa, and Southeast Asia). Additional experience developing businesses in South America plus strategic and innovation oversight over all of EMEA agricultural space. Strong work ethic and a commitment to achieving goals.

Multilingual. Fluent in Portuguese (native), English, Spanish, French, and conversational Dutch. Learned or have been exposed to Catalan, Chinese Mandarin, Tagalog (Filipino), and Russian.

As an ENFJ-A, I am a team player who thrives in collaborative environments and values the power of strong relationships based on trust and work ethics. I am passionate about driving positive envisioned outcomes within a Theory of Change that benefits us all. Highly adaptable and resilient to volatility.

Creator of the "Carbon and biodiversity inferred insurance" concept, which aims to support sustainable agriculture practices that benefit both the environment and farmers in a combined, holistic strategy of Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation.
Affiliations and Achievements:
Microinsurance Network (;EBRD "Eligible Candidate" for SME's project's advisory and consultancy; independent artist and Author registered at the Portuguese Author's Society ( as musician, lyricist, vocal performance and narration,
photography, graphic art.

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    Years of Experience:
    More than 20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Catalan, Tagalog
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