social impact consulting



Adaptify was founded in 2012 by Ian Tellam

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Ian has more than 20 years of experience as a strategist, project developer, fundraiser, program director, interim-manager, analyst, dialogue facilitator, and lecturer. He has worked in more than thirty countries in Europe, North America, Latin America, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Ian can operate effectively in complex and sensitive situations, dealing with people from various cultures and backgrounds with respect and a dose of humour, translating complicated goals into clear objectives, winning support from those involved, and getting results.

Ian has an extensive international high-level network within governments, private companies, research organizations, and NGOs, from which he is able to gain support when necessary. He is also able to mobilize this network to quickly pull together high-quality teams when these are required to get a job done.

Ian holds a first class honours degree in science, technology and society from Middlesex University, UK; has been a course leader for the UK Open University’s International Environmental Policy program; has taught on the University of Amsterdam’s International Development Studies Programme; and is a Research Associate at the Stockholm Environment Institute.