Claudia Ringler is Director, Natural Resources and Resilience in the Transformation Strategies Department at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI). A thought leader on water for food, she manages IFPRI’s Natural Resource Theme, co-leads the Institute’s water research program and is a co-manager of the CGIAR NEXUS Gains Initiative. Claudia also chairs the Food, Energy, Environment and Water Network (FE2W) and advises several organizations focusing on improving water and food security. She has worked and lived in Southeast Asia, and has been working in East, South and Central Asia, Latin America and West Asia; more recently she has focused most of her time and research on water, energy, food and environmental interventions to improve rural livelihoods in Sub-Saharan Africa. She has more than 200 publications in the areas of global water and food security, irrigation, gender-water and gender-climate change linkages, on the synergies of climate change adaptation and mitigation and on the role of energy in transforming agricultural systems. In 2021, she was awarded honorary life memberships by both the International Water Resources Association and the International Association of Agricultural Economics for her lifelong contributions to the fields of water resources economics and agricultural economics, respectively. Dr. Ringler has a PhD in agricultural economics from University of Bonn and an MA in International Development Economics from Yale University.