clare shakya

Director, Climate Change Group

I am the Director of IIED’s Climate Change Group. I have spent over 25 years in development, focusing on climate, energy and natural resources. I spent 15 years with DFID, leading the integration of climate change thinking and finance into DFID's development interventions in Asia and Africa Divisions. I am passionate about what works - politically astute, agile processes that learn iteratively about how to support a just transformation to a climate positive future.
I am responsible for the oversight of the propositional research of IIED’s climate change group into climate action that is far-reaching, far-sighted and socially just.
we work on: getting climate finance to where it matters most, to the local level in support poor people’s priorities for climate positive action; on the governance of risk and mechanisms to tackle the compounding risk for the poorest; and on building southern capabilities to end the culture of fly in fly out technical assistance. We supports the LDC climate group including on developing the LDC initiative for effective adaptation – exploring how to develop institutional mechanisms that can support resilient development at country scale. And i am also interested the leapfrog to a modern distributed smart grid for low emitters.

clare is a member of the following Themes, Networks or Projects

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Community Based Adaptation

This theme aims to support and connect people working to empower communities to adapt to climate change and features monthly collaborative learning CBA forums.
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Gender and Social Equality

This theme aims to deepen engagement on issues of gender and social equality in the context of environment and development, foster collaborations and strengthen capacity.
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Climate Finance

This theme focuses on how to ensure that climate finance serves to achieve meaningful, long-term change in economic and social development trajectories, particularly for developing countries.
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