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Oct 11, 2022

Your expert guide to China’s 20th Party Congress

By Atlantic Council experts

The once-in-five-years event is slated not only to further cement Xi Jinping's rule but also to have impact on a number of policy areas, from China's economy to its relationship with the Global South.

China Climate Change & Climate Action

Event Recap

Dec 9, 2020

Event Recap | AgriTechAction 2020

By Borja Prado, Claire Branley

On Tuesday, November 17 the GeoTech Center hosted AgriTechAction 2020, a three-day conference that explored the relationship between agriculture and technology, with the goal for future solutions to food security challenges to be accessible and sustainable for all. In the conference, experts and leaders in agriculture, technology, and national security came together to discuss and help guide the further deployment of data and technology in agriculture; specifically in food production, processing, distribution, security, efficiency, and sustainability

Climate Change & Climate Action Inclusive Growth

Event Recap

Oct 14, 2020

Event recap | Climate, tech, and security: Achieving greater power collaboration

By GeoTech Center

On Wednesday, October 14, the GeoTech Center convenes experts to discuss new technology opportunities regarding climate change and national security. What can we turn to or develop to help bring about the required changes in human behavior and consumption, and how can great powers around the world collaborate to create that change?

Climate Change & Climate Action Security & Defense

Thammy Evans is a nonresident senior fellow with the Atlantic Council’s GeoTech Center and has spent the last twenty years of her career in Security and Justice Sector Reform, where her main area of focus is in defense reform and governance particularly in light of ongoing conflict and climate resource pressures. She advises donors and multilaterals on policy and strategy development for SJSR support to third countries; and presents and lectures regularly on a variety of security and justice topics.

Spanning a broad career in security, climate, and public information, Evans has worked in government, NGO, and the private sector. She was deputy head of the International Security Sector Advisory Team (ISSAT) of the Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance and Reform (DCAF), working closely with the United Nations and the African Union. She was political advisor to the senior military representative of NATO HQ Skopje as the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia undertook deep reforms to join NATO and the EU. She worked for the Rocky Mountain Institute in Colorado on vehicle lightweighting, conducting business development in China, and looking at resource and environmental impacts and solutions. She has also served as an officer in the British Army and worked for the UK Ministry of Defence variously on non-lethal operational approaches, vision and strategy development, partner capacity building, and on Balkans, African, Asian, and climate security. Her early career provided a foundation in public relations and international qualitative market research in the private and public sector, as well as business development harnessing systems thinking and resource efficiency.

A graduate in Chinese and German Studies from the University of Leeds, UK, she holds a Master of Science in Conflict Studies from the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva. She has a certificate in Strategic Management and Leadership from the UK’s Chartered Management Institute and has authored on gendered analysis on military operations, China, the Balkans, security capacity building, and resource efficiency. She also speaks varying degrees of French, German, Serbo-Croat and Mandarin.