Javier Gonzales Iwanciw

Senior Advisor Environment & Climate Change
Javier Gonzales Iwanciw, Dipl.-Ing

Javier Gonzales Iwanciw is a Food Technologist (Dipl.-Ing.) and Social Sciences PhD Candidate, active in the field of climate change since 1998. Between then and 2008 he has worked for and advised the Bolivian government on climate change policies. Javier has also consulted on climate change issues for different cooperation agencies including the UN system and mulitilateral development banks in Bolivia, Colombia, Mexico and Central America. He currently works as a Regional Climate Change Advisor for Helvetas based in Bolivia and maintains research positions at the Public Administration and Policy Group of Wageningen University in the Netherlands and at the Nur University in Bolivia.


  • Gonzales-Iwanciw, J, Mendez-Raya, F (2017) Adaptation funding and governance in Latin America and the Caribbean. In K. Adams & D. Falzon (Eds.) Toward Implementation, the 2017 AdaptationWatch Report (pp. 29-37). White Paper. Available on: www.adaptationwatch.org
  • Javier Gonzales-Iwanciw, J, Zalles, H, Cabrera, Y (2013) Multi-stakeholder cost-benefit analysis of climate change adaptation measures and options: the case of urban water provision in the context of melting glaciers in Bolivia. IIED, UK.
  • Dixit, A, McGray, H, Gonzales, J, Desmond, M (2012) Ready or not: Assessing institutional aspects of national capacity for climate change adaptation. WRI Report. World Resources Institute, Washington DC.
  • Gonzales-Iwanciw, J, Aparicio-Effén, M (2009) Aprendiendo a adaptarnos al cambio climático en los ámbitos locales. Una experiencia de adaptación a nivel local en las regiones de montaña de Bolivia, Tecnología y Sociedad, 16 (8), 53-63.