With a diverse upbringing Max is the Climate Change Expert on the Connect4Climate program at the World Bank Group.
Max Thabiso Edkins was born in Lesotho and grew up between Lesotho, Germany and South Africa. He completed his undergraduate in Natural Science, Conservation Biology and Economics and holds an MSc in Environmental Change and Management from the University of Oxford, where he focused on renewable energy, climate change mitigation, and the role of businesses and media. Max has worked as a marine biologist and ecologist in southern and eastern Africa and as a renewable energy specialist advising climate change and energy policies in South Africa. He is also a photographer and filmmaker. He initiated and coordinated the ClimateConscious Program and he was involved in the international Why Democracy? and Why Poverty? media campaigns. He is passionate about the environment, and he enjoys combining communication and science to solve development challenges. Since 2013 he has been working at World Bank Group as the Climate Change Expert on the Connect4Climate program.