Chris Tapnio

Chris Tapnio

Chris Tapnio

Program Associate

Chris J. Tapnio is a Social and Environmental Safeguards Specialist with the World Bank Philippine Rural Development Project – part of his fifteen years of experience working as a consultant with other projects funded by USAID, Foundation for the Philippine Environment, Conservation International‐Philippines and other organizations on environmental impact assessment, risk and vulnerability assessment, monitoring of social and environmental compliance of rural development projects, and research on natural resource management, ecosystem‐based adaptation, ecosystem‐based disaster risk reduction, and climate change adaptation and mitigation. Chris holds a Master of Science in Environmental and Conservation Biology degree from St. Louis University, a Master of Disaster Risk and Resilience degree at Ateneo de Manila University, where he conducted his research on coastal resilience through green‐gray solutions. He currently is a student under the Mid‐career Master of Environmental Management program of the Yale School of the Environment.