Mairi Dupar

Mairi Dupar

Strategic Knowledge Manager
Mairi designs public and policy engagements with developing country partners, to encourage people to talk and act on climate change solutions. She is Technical Advisor for the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), where she leads on gender and social inclusion in climate policy and translates climate science into educational and training materials. She is also Knowledge Management Lead for the Climate Ambition Support Alliance (CASA). CASA works to enhance the capacity of climate negotiators from climate-vulnerable countries.

Mairi writes, edits and shapes public affairs programmes on a wide range of climate and development issues, with a particular specialism in ecosystem-based approaches to climate change adaptation and mitigation. She manages the editorial content of www.cdkn.org and at present, is working together with the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD, Bangladesh) to harvest and publish stories of communities’ resilience in the face of COVID-19.

Mairi has acted as the project leader for major CDKN initiatives to make Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) reports more accessible to developing country readers (first www.cdkn.org/ar5-toolkit and more recently, the www.cdkn.org/landreport and www.cdkn.org/oceanreport guides and toolkits). She has authored a policy summary of the findings of the Ecosystems for Poverty Alleviation programme, which has been translated into many languages: www.espa-headlines.ac.uk along with books on lessons learned from CDKN’s programme, www.cdkn.org/mainstreaming, and a guide to communicating about climate change that is now the subject of a major e-learning course across the Americas, www.cdkn.org/communicating

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