Dr. Hanne Knaepen, a Belgian national, is the head of climate and green transition, with a special focus on adaptation, resilience, and just transition.
Hanne specialises in climate change adaptation and resilience-building within the context of Europe-Africa relations, with a strong focus on food systems and climate finance. She also looks at transboundary climate impacts in Africa and Europe, and questions around a green and fair transition for African countries. Hanne is also a Visiting Lecturer at Nyansapo College of International Relations and Diplomacy, Accra (University of Cape Coast) since 2016, where she teaches courses on climate risks and international development.
Prior to joining ECDPM, Hanne obtained a master’s degree in Japanese Studies from the University of Leuven and a master’s degree in European Studies from the Free University of Brussels (ULB), both in Belgium. In addition, she received her doctoral degree in Global Environmental Studies at Kyoto University, Japan, where she resided for a period of four years. Throughout her PhD she has worked on the issue of mainstreaming climate change adaptation into development policies and projects in Vietnam, assessing the work of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) within this domain.
Head of climate and green transition - adaptation and resilience
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