Dr. Shuaib Lwasa is a principal researcher on adaptation, governance and transformation at the Global Center on Adaptation. Shuaib has over 22 years of experience in university teaching and research as Professor of Urban Sustainability at Makerere University, Uganda. He has worked extensively on interdisciplinary research projects focused on African cities but also in South Asia. His publications are in the areas of urban mitigation of and adaptation to climate change, urban environmental management, spatial planning, and disaster risk reduction, urban sustainability. Shuaib is a Coordinating Lead Author of the IPCC WG III Chapter 8 “Urban Systems and Human Settlements” and Lead Author for the IPCC Special report on Land and Climate Change. He is the Past-Chair of the interdisciplinary research programme on Integrated Research on Disaster Risk.