adapt-develop is a small, client-focused consultancy service assisting government, non-government and international organisations to meet the challenges of climate change and sustainable development.

We focus on integrating climate change risk and adaptation into development programs at all levels and throughout the project cycle – including scoping, design and M&E systems. We also develop stand-alone adaptation programs and provide monitoring and evaluation services for sustainable development and climate change projects.

Capacity building and training is another area of strength for adapt-develop. We develop and deliver programs to increase awareness of climate change as a development issue and how to develop and implement locally relevant adaptation strategies and actions.

adapt-develop is lead by Paul Mitchell. With over a decade of international development experience in more than 20 countries across five regions worldwide. Paul is an expert in climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction and sustainable development. He has led adaptation programs for the Australian aid program and international NGO Save the Children, and provided consultancy services for government, non-government and international organisations. Paul holds a BA (Hons) in Cultural Studies and Sociology and a Masters in International Development from the University of New South Wales. He is currently completing a PhD at RMIT University’s School of Global, Urban and Social Studies, researching options for adaptation in the post-2015 era.

Recent clients include:

  • The World Bank
  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (Australia)
  • Save the Children
  • Children in a Changing Climate Coalition (ChildFund International, Plan International, Save the Children, UNICEF, World Vision International)
  • Oxfam Australia
  • CARE Australia