Eunice Wangari


Host Institute


Institute of Development Studies

Eunice Wangari photo Topic The politics of uncertainty and adaptation to climate change in Kenya and Tanzania.



Lyla Mehta, Lars Otto Naes

Secondment 1 University of Vermont/Swarthmore College





Ingrid Nelson/

Giovanna Di Chiro

Secondment 2 University of Oslo



Andrea Nightingale



Kenya and Tanzania

After graduating with a BSc (2006) from Kenyatta University and in the course of pursing an MBA from JKUAT (2012), Eunice worked for a Kenyan bank as a micro finance officer. Later on at a local NGO, she trained female household heads on climate smart agriculture. In 2016, she enrolled for an MSc Environmental Sciences at Wageningen University and Research.

She majored on Sustainable Development Diplomacy and policy which links theory to practice. She conducted a horizon scan for the UN Division for Sustainable Development and wrote a policy brief that fed into their 2017 High Level Political Forum and published on their website. She was a visiting scholar at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and the Harvard Kennedy School in USA. Here she analysed how definitional conceptualization of additionality informs financing decisions by adaptation funds. The abstract of the research was presented at the 2018 Adaptation Futures Conference.