Dr. Juan Daboub has a storied past working in the El Salvadorian government and later emigrating to the U.S. to work for the World Bank. Following his tenure there, Dr. Daboub elected to stay stateside and address the challenge of adapting to a changing world, particularly as it relates to climate change issues. He founded the Global Adaptation Institute based in Washington, DC. “Adapting to a changing world, creating resilience for communities, is very important and is already needed,” Dr. Daboub explains. “In developing countries, adaptation makes more sense now because it will help lift people out of poverty, reduce health risks and increase access to energy in the poorest countries.”