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Winnie Khaemba - Research Fellow, Climate Resilient Economies/Gender Youth & Inclusive Development


Ms. Winnie Khaemba is a Research Fellow, Climate Resilient Economies/Gender Youth and Inclusive Development. Winnie is an environmental enthusiast. Her areas of interest include: sustainable development, climate change, natural resource management and environmental law and policy.

Ms. Khaemba has been actively involved in environmental, sustainable development and climate change work since 2006 and has participated at various forums both locally and internationally. She has worked closely with youth, grass root communities, and other interest groups to foster environmental and climate change awareness, and to promote sustainable development. These include the youth climate change movement (AYICC) where she served in various capacities and led a number of projects including environmental education, trainings, seminars as well as national youth conferences on climate change.

Ms. Khaemba has also worked with 350.org in grassroots movement building and mobilization as the East & West African Liaison and Coordinator. In 2011, she was one of the coordinators of the Youth Climate Justice caravan, a part of the ‘We Have Faith’ Campaign aimed at mobilizing and creating awareness on climate change ahead of global climate talks in Durban.

She currently serves as an advisor to the Executive Board of the African Youth Initiative on Climate Change (AYICC) and is a Member of the Global Green Grants’ Next Generation Climate Board (NGCB).

Ms. Khaemba holds a master's degree in Law and Environmental Science [University of Nottingham], a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies [Kenyatta University] and is currently working towards an MSc Climate Change [University of Nairobi].