Dr Nick Brooks (Director)

Nick has a background in climate science (his PhD was on Sahel drought), and has worked on adaptation-related issues since 2001. Nick transitioned from academia to consultancy in 2005 and established Garama in 2012. He designs and delivers Garama’s training courses and, in his capacity as Garama’s Diretor, works with a range of clients including governments, research organisations, consultancy firms, and the implementers of development interventions. Nick balances consultancy and research, and also undertakes assignments outside his role as Garama’s Director (most recently the development of a Monitoring, Review and Learning Framework to support Jordan’s National Adaptation Plan, with the World Bank). Nick has a particular interest in transformational adaptation, and what we might learn from previous episodes of rapid and severe climate change. Download Nick’s CV here.

Bridget McKenzie (Affiliate)

Bridget McKenzie is a researcher, trainer and cultural educator focused on climate action and regenerative culture through the organisations she founded, Flow Associates, Culture Declares Emergency and Climate Museum UK. Her earlier roles include Education Officer for Tate and Head of Learning at the British Library. Since 2006 as a researcher with Flow Associates she has delivered many evaluations, feasibility studies and learning resources for clients in arts, heritage and education. In early 2019, Bridget co-founded Culture Declares Emergency an international movement of cultural sector practitioners and organisations responding with urgency to the Earth crisis. At the same time, she founded Climate Museum UK, a group of creative practitioners engaging people with climate and biodiversity issues. As a hands-on Imagination Activist, she runs a local programme, Possitopia Norwich, activating people to imagine possible futures and protect their heritage. As a trainer and facilitator, Bridget takes a creative approach to learning, using handling objects, images and playful prompts to explore the complexities of the Earth crisis, to enable those with differing views to find common ground and to plan a response to the emergency. See Bridget’s full CV here.