Diana Mataya is a climate change researcher and disaster risk management professional. She has worked for various organisations including the Institute for Policy Research and Social Empowerment and Regional Hunger Vulnerability Programme. Currently, she is an Independent Research Assistant with Kulima Integrated Development Solutions on the ‘’UMFULA’’ project and is studying for an MSc. in Environment and Development. She is working on research titled: ‘understanding the role of training for development and implementation of climate change adaptation programmes and policies in Malawi’.