Léa Doumenjou

Léa is a network member and an associate, based in Dakar, Senegal.

She specialises in climate change adaptation and resilience programming, with a focus on learning, knowledge management and gender justice. For the last 7 years, she has worked with Oxfam in Uganda, Ethiopia, Myanmar and Senegal, coordinating learning projects which aim to improve the design and delivery of gender-transformative climate change adaptation initiatives.

As a Global Programmes Officer for the  Africa Climate Change Resilience Alliance (ACCRA), she supported INGOs as well as government stakeholders in Uganda to generate, capture, disseminate and use climate-related knowledge and information in their plans and strategies. This included supporting the dissemination and scale up of translated seasonal forecasts throughout Uganda, and coordinating community-based projets which build on climate information and gender justice as key adaptation strategies.

In 2017, Léa joined Oxfam’s Resilience Knowledge Hub to lead the Gender Justice and Resilience Challenge, a knowledge sharing initiative aiming to gather good practice on how women’s specific needs and priorities should be at the center of resilient development programming. More recently, Léa coordinated the development of Oxfam’s West Africa Climate Change Regional Strategy, developing theories of change and scoping out partnership opportunities to support the most marginalised communities adapting to climate change.

Throughout her career, Léa developed a passion for helping people using climate-related knowledge and information to make informed decisions about their lives.

For more information, please see Léa’s LinkedIn profile