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Amy Kirbyshire - CDKN Research Programme Officer

Amy Kirbyshire

Amy is a geographer based in the Risk and Resilience programme at the Overseas Development Institute. Alongside her research at ODI Amy is a research coordinator with CDKN, supporting the delivery of CDKN’s action-oriented research programme and thought leadership on climate resilience. She has particular interest in urban climate change adaptation and resilience.

Amy holds an MSc in Disasters, Adaptation and Development from King's College London, and a BSc in Geography from the University of Sheffield. Prior to joining ODI, Amy worked for the IFRC on climate change and urban risk, and previously interned with the Red Cross/ Red Crescent Climate Centre in Caribbean and with the Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre in Bangkok.



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FEATURE: Climate action in cities and the challenge of scale

Amy Kirbyshire looks at how Indian authorities and their partners have scaled up responses to deadly heatwaves in India - and she reflects on lessons for governments, donors and development practitioners elsewhere, looking to scale up responses to climate risk. [more]…

REPORT: Shedding light on causal recipes for development research uptake

This paper explores the use of Qualitative Comparative Analysis for learning-focussed monitoring and evaluation, using recent work with CDKN as a case study. [more]…

OPINION: What next for the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction? Perspectives from South Asia

Now that the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction has been established, what does it mean for South Asian countries? CDKN's Amy Kirbyshire reports. [more]…

EVENT: CDKN at the World Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction, Sendai, March 2015

Amy Kirbyshire introduces CDKN's packed events schedule at the World Conference for Disaster Risk Reduction and encourages readers to join the debates in person or online. [more]…

OPINION: South Asian experts' top ten recommendations for a stronger post-2015 disasters agreement

Insights from the front line of disaster risk: Aditya V. Bahadur, Amy Kirbyshire, Kashmala Kakakhel and Mihir Bhat present ten key recommendations from South Asian experts on the Post-2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction. [more]…

OPINION: Ambitious and coherent? Reviewing the pre-zero draft of the Post-2015 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction

A team from ODI and CDKN respond to the Pre-Zero Draft of the post-2014 Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, the HFA2. [more]…

GUIDE: What does it take to mainstream disaster risk management in key sectors?

As climate-related disasters become more frequent and increasingly impact upon development progress across the world, this CDKN guide looks at how mainstreaming disaster risk management in sectoral planning can insure climate compatible development to minimise the effects of these disasters worldwide. [more]…

FEATURE: Incorporating resilience into the post-2015 development goals

As the UN launches its first report on the Post-2015 MDG consultations, CDKN’s Amy Kirbyshire reflects on what the 5th Africa Drought Adaptation Forum taught us about how resilience can be measured and incorporated into the Post-2015 development framework. [more]…

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