Post Doctoral Research Associate, Interdisciplinary Global Development Centre (IGDC)
Jessica Omukuti is a Postdoctoral Research Associate with the Interdisciplinary Global Development Centre.
She has a PhD in Climate Justice and Climate Finance from the University of Reading, an MSc in Climate Change and Development from the University of Sussex and a BSc in Meteorology from the University of Nairobi. Her PhD thesis investigated the equity implications of country ownership of multilateral climate finance within states. She used a case study of a coastal adaptation project in Tanzania that was administered by the UNFCCC’s Global Environmental Facility.
She has extensive expertise on climate change governance and risk management in the Horn of Africa and has worked with the international development organizations like the Green Climate Fund and NGOs like Mercy Corps and CARE International in the Horn of Africa.
Her research interests are on the intersections between climate justice, climate finance, climate change adaptation and sustainable development in developing countries. Her current research focuses on disaster resilience and explores linkages between existing data on vulnerability and community resilience to disasters.