Virginie Le Masson

Virginie Le Masson

Research Fellow 1

Virginie is a geographer working on gender, disaster risk reduction and climate change mitigation and adaptation. Her countries of expertise include France, India and the Philippines.

Virginie Le Masson holds a PhD in human geography from Brunel University (UK). Her doctoral research focused on the integration of climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction with a gender perspective. Using the case of the Himalayan province of Ladakh in Northern India, her thesis documents mountain communities' gendered daily challenges and the implications for ongoing development projects. Before joining ODI, Virginie worked with local Non Governmental Organisations in the Philippines on participatory mapping projects with indigenous communities. She also assisted the French Red Cross disaster risk management program in Reunion Island, Indian Ocean. More recently, Virginie worked as a lecturer on a Study Abroad programme comparing climate change policies in the US, Vietnam, Morocco and Bolivia.


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