Megan Ferrando is a non-resident scholar with the Climate and Water Program at the Middle East Institute. Her areas of expertise include climate and environmental security, the links between climate change and social tensions, and the role and responsibilities of the EU on these topics. Megan is currently based in Lebanon supporting the work of development cooperation NGO WeWorld-GVC, among others on projects related to sustainable water management.

Previously, Megan was a Clara Marina O’Donnell fellow with the Centre for European Reform (CER), a London-based European affairs think tank. She conducted research for the CER on the links between water scarcity and instability in the Maghreb. Megan has also held various positions with humanitarian, development, and peacebuilding NGOs in Brussels, Belgium working on human security and security and defense issues.

Megan holds an M.A. in EU International Relations and Diplomacy from the College of Europe (Belgium), an M.Sc. in Conflict Resolution and Governance from the University of Amsterdam (Netherlands), and a B.A. in Liberal Arts and Sciences from University College Maastricht (Netherlands).

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