Keynote speaker bio: Fatima Denton
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Fatima Denton leads IDRC research on adaptation strategies that help Africa’s poor cope with climate change impacts like reduced agricultural productivity and more intense weather events. She joined IDRC in 2006 after working as a senior energy planner with the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) in Denmark. She has also worked with the energy program of Enda Tiers Monde in Senegal on issues like sustainable development and climate change vulnerability and adaptation, as well as food security, local governance, water, and energy poverty in the Sahel. Fatima has written articles on energy poverty, gender and energy, and climate change adaptation. She is a lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and was also a member of UNEP’s Scientific Technical Advisory Panel. Fatima holds a PhD in political science and development studies from Birmingham University (UK).