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Urban Development Specialist, Water and Urban Development Sector Office, Sectors Group, Asian Development Bank
Aimee Hampel-Milagrosa is an urban development specialist and economist. She processes water sector and waste projects, prepares project economic analysis, and supports private sector development (tech startups and business environment). Prior to ADB, she was a Senior Researcher at the German Development Institute and Research Fellow at Cornell University and Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
In the Solomon Islands, the approach combined short-term actions with low potential for future regret with long-term options for future climate conditions.
The story of a science professor turned entrepreneur shows skills and education were critical in growing from a micro to a medium-sized business.