Manuela Fernandez (Argentina) has an academic and professional background that focuses on sustainable development, ecosystem management and disaster risk reduction (DRR) policies. She holds a PhD in Environmental Science, and her work is based on interdisciplinarity and knowledge dialogues. Manuela promotes a sensorial approach to reconnect people to nature and move towards a carbon-sober society by facilitating Carbon Conversations and Ecopsychology workshops. Through her experience with the IUCN Global Forest and Climate Change Programme, she became fully qualified in evaluating programme results, creating and evaluating impact and outcome indicators, and constructing and preparing learning workshops using lessons learned as a learning strategy. She currently works for the Crisis Management Branch at UN Environment in her role as Eco-DRR Education and Training Specialist. In early 2020, she will join the INTA Agricultural Experimental Station in Bariloche, Argentina to conduct research on resilience and disaster risk reduction in the face of new climatic scenarios in the agricultural-livestock and forestry sectors of northern Patagonia.