Anita Barewal

Deputy Director of International Climate Finance Policy and Governance, Global Affairs Canada

Anita has over 20 years of experience working with the Canadian government and the private sector.  She holds a Masters Degree in International Development and Globalization from the University of Ottawa (Canada) and a Bachelor of Arts, Chartered Accountancy from the University of Waterloo (Canada).  She is a Chartered Professional Accountant, Chartered Accountant (Canada) and is a certified Project Management Practitioner and Change Management Practitioner.  She has carried out a number of assignments in Africa, Asia, and Latin America and the Caribbean, as well as an assignment with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in Rome.   Her areas of focus include gender equality, gender lens investing, climate finance and results-based management.  Anita has worked with multiple Canadian government departments, including the Department of Women and Gender Equality, Health Canada, Global Affairs Canada and Environment and Climate Change Canada.  She is currently the co-chair of the InsuResilience Global Partnership Gender Working Group.