Zain Alabweh

Pronouns: She / Her

Staff Associate II, International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI), Columbia Climate School

Monell 202B
61 Route 9W
Palisades, NY 10964


Zain Alabweh is part of the Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) coordination and research team in the Columbia World Project “Adapting Agriculture to Climate Today, for Tomorrow” (ACToday), aimed at fighting hunger helping local and international partners to co-develop the best available climate services to increase food security, improve nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture (Sustainable Development Goal #2).

Zain holds a Master of Public Administration in Development Practice degree from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. She has experience in political analysis in the Middle East and North Africa region, customs and trade development in Jordan, developing collaborative management guidelines for protected areas in Cambodia, working in the fields of climate information and food security in Latin America and the Caribbean, and coordinating Middlebury College's Arabic study abroad program in Jordan. Zain speaks Arabic, English and Spanish.