Marlene Achoki

Global Policy 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

Interim Director for the CARE Climate Justice Center & 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

Interim Director for the CARE Climate Justice Center & 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.

Nadia Rinaldi

Climate Learning Officer, Climate and Resilience Academy
The Hague, Netherlands

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Nadia holds a Msc in Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation from Lund University (Sweden) and a MSc in International Development from Radboud University (the Netherlands). 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 the community management of the CARE Climate & Resilience Academy.

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.

Ibtihelle Ben Mrad,

Climate and Environment Policy Coordinator

The Hague, Netherlands

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Ibtihelle is an Energy engineer professional, who started to work in energy design and management in France. She then pursued a MSc in Humanitarian Engineering and Sustainability from the University of Warwick and has served as a Green Energy Engineer intern for UNDP in Denmark and later joined the Humanitarian sector as an Environment Climate and Gender officer at Islamic Relief (France). Additionally, she’s actively engaged in Youth Organizations and serves as an Ambassador for the EU Climate Pact with the European Commission.