United Nations High Level Expert Group (UNHLEG); March-November 2022 Member of expert group, appointed by the United Nations Secretary General (UNSG) and tasked with providing recommendations to the UNSG on how to assess credible net zero commitments by non-state actors. Green Climate fund (GCF); April 2019-October 2019, based in South Korea
I worked at the GCF as a Research Analyst Intern with the Knowledge Management team to design a knowledge management system for the GCF. During this time, I led research on different topics: (a)The Readiness and Preparatory Support Program (RPSP), to understand opportunities for learning, which we intended to use to design a pilot learning mechanism for RPSP; (b) I also worked with the Private Sector Facility (PSF) to develop knowledge material for its external stakeholders.
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED); 2018, based in UK
Conducted a scoping study on devolved finance and their engagement of women and youth in Tanzania. Research undertaken for the Climate Justice Research Fund Devolved Climate Finance Project.
Mercy Corps; 2014-2016, based in Kenya but serving the Regional Resilience Hub for East and Southern Africa.
At Mercy Corps, I led the piloting of the Strategic Resilience Assessment (STRESS) in Karamoja (North Eastern Uganda). I also provided technical input into the design of the TRADER program, which was a market development program in Kenya, Uganda, Somalia and Ethiopia funded by the Global Resilience Program (GRP).
Drylands Learning and Capacity building Initiative (DLCI); October 2014-January 2015, based in Kenya
At DLCI, I co-led the re-structuring DLCI’s advocacy and policy influence approach. This also enabled me to work with national and country governments on issues relating to development in the Arid and Semi-Arid parts of Kenya. I led the development of the DLCI databases e.g. on Resilience and Climate Change.
University of Sussex; September 2013-September 2014, based in the UK
I co-led a team of researchers that conducted a trial use of probabilistic seasonal climate forecasts in Kitui, Kenya. I also applied a cost-benefit analysis to understanding the value of monitoring and evaluation frameworks to development work in the Arid and Semi-Arid regions of Kenya.
CARE International; January 2013-September 2013, based in Kenya
My time at CARE introduced me to climate information and communication. I was the climate communications intern for the Adaptation Learning Programme which sought to link households and communities in countries in Sub-Saharan Africa to seasonal climate information. I was part of the group that piloted and refined the Participatory Scenario Planning (PSP) approach in Kenya, Ghana, Niger and Mozambique.
Global Climate Adaptation Partnership (GCAP); 2011-2012, based in Kenya
I conducted a literature review and policy analysis on Ethiopia’s climate adaptation in agriculture and worked with Dr. Helen Greatrex.