Inge Vianen

Director for the CARE Climate Justice Center
The Hague, Netherlands

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Inge is leading and coordinating the integration of climate change and resilience across CARE’s development and humanitarian work. She brings experience working on climate change and resilience, from both the INGO and governmental perspective. In recent years, she led the Green Livelihoods Alliance working with civil society organizations in nine countries from the Global South. Inge also worked in gender equality for the ILO and was closely involved in the climate negotiations at COP13-15 as a policy advisor on behalf of the ACT Alliance. Inge has a background in development studies; she spent her early career working for CARE in Angola on gender equality and food and nutrition security.

Sven Harmeling

Global Policy Lead
Bonn, Germany

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Sven is responsible for developing and coordinating CARE’s advocacy and policy work relating to climate change (particularly in regard to global UN climate change policy processes), assisting country offices in climate-related advocacy as well as considering climate change in CARE’s overall advocacy work. Key areas of work include adaptation, loss and damage, climate finance (including the Adaptation Fund and the Green Climate Fund).

Sven has been the co-chair of the Climate Action Network International’s adaptation working group since 2008 and co-chair of the German Association of Development NGOs (VENRO)’s climate change working group since 2009. Sven holds a German diploma in geography, environmental economics and political sciences.

Marlene Achoki

Global Policy Co-Lead, Climate Justice
Nairobi, Kenya

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Marlene is responsible for coordinating CARE’S Global advocacy and policy work and working with country offices on climate related programs and advocacy. As a development practitioner and researcher Marlene has over 8 years’ experience in climate change adaptation, policy analysis, advocacy and program management. Marlene has a passion of working with communities to lead, develop and implement gender transformative programs. She believes in people centered approaches that build local knowledge, drive self-growth and enhance empowerment. Marlene holds an MSc in environmental law and policy and has a keen interest in climate finance including the Green Climate Fund.

Thuy-Binh Nguyen

Climate Adaptation Specialist
Paris, France

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Thuy-Binh is a Climate Adaptation Specialist. At CARE she is responsible for providing technical support for global and regional initiatives and partnerships in Climate Justice, strengthening the capacity of country offices and partner organizations in the area of climate change and resilience, as well as facilitating knowledge management and learning in this area. She has two complementary Masters in International Public Policy and Environment Management in the UK and New Zealand. She has more than 12 years experience in Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation with the Red Cross, Red Crescent Movement and Save the Children. Before joining the CARE Climate Justice Centre, she led the Climate Change programme at the French Red Cross with interventions in Africa, Middle East, Caribbean and Pacific.

Diana Kaekebeke

Coordinator, Climate and Resilience Academy
The Hague, Netherlands

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Diana leads and coordinates the work of CARE’s Climate and Resilience Academy. The academy gives development practitioners in and outside CARE the opportunity to grow as a professional and promote climate justice globally. She is passionate about contributing to a peaceful and inclusive society through providing educational opportunities and broadening perspectives. She holds an MSc in Pedagogical Sciences and an MSc in International Development Studies, both from the University of Amsterdam. She has more than 10 years’ experience working in international education. In her early career, she supported the global network of childlines through Child Helpline International.

Hayley Capp

Training Coordinator, Climate and Resilience Academy
London, UK

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Hayley is an international development professional with 10+ years of direct project experience across multiple countries including in Bangladesh, Nepal, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania and Uganda. Hayley is currently responsible for coordinating the CARE Climate & Resilience Academy’s trainings and leading on gender and climate adaptation content development for the CARE Climate Justice Center.  She has an MSc in Development Management from The London School of Economics (LSE) and a keen interest in climate change adaptation, climate advocacy, rural development- agriculture, gender , governance and participatory approaches.

Ayesa Lemence

Community Officer, Climate and Resilience Academy
Quezon City, Philippines

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Aya is a Communications graduate and started working in development in 2014. She worked for WWF-Philippines before pursuing a Master of Arts (major in Development Studies) degree under the New Zealand ASEAN Scholarship. Since then, she has worked for the Commission on Population (Philippines) and supported the Knowledge Management and Communications activities of UN-Habitat Philippines, particularly its project on mainstreaming climate resilience into urban planning and design. She is now supporting the growing community of the CARE Climate and Resilience Academy.

Nadia Rinaldi

Project Officer, Climate and Resilience Academy
The Hague, Netherlands

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Nadia holds a master’s degree in Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation from Lund University in Sweden. Before that, she worked as an intern at the Dutch embassy in Italy and at the European Union External Action Service in Mauritius. Nadia is responsible for supporting the development of the CARE Climate & Resilience Academy, and increasing the visibility of the Academy amongst development practitioners in the global space.

Robert Otim

Gulu City, Uganda

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Robert is responsible for leading and coordinating the CARE confederation’s Climate Justice Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) efforts and ensuring accountability with regards to CARE’s Climate Justice policies and strategy.

Robert brings with him hands-on expertise in designing, implementing, and maintaining a robust MEAL system. Prior to joining the CARE Climate Justice Centre, he served as the MEAL Advisor for Climate Justice Program and M&E Specialist for Women Empowerment in Natural Resources Governance Program at CARE International in Uganda. He also worked as M&E Specialist, Child Sponsorship & Development Facilitator, and Sponsorship Data Assistant at World Vision Uganda. Before joining World Vision in 2017, he was at Plan International.

Juliet Perry

Communications Lead
The Hague, Netherlands

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Juliet is a content creator and communications professional who leads and coordinates communications relating to climate change, climate justice and resilience at CARE. With a background in environmental communications, campaigning and advocacy related to climate change policy, Juliet came to CARE from Greenpeace International. She has 7+ years experience working in the Asia Pacific region, including time spent living in Singapore, Hong Kong and Yirrkala, an indigenous community in Arnhem Land, northern Australia. Before transitioning to communications Juliet worked for 10 years for international news organizations, including the BBC and CNN International.