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Emily Wilkinson

Senior Research Fellow, ODI

  • Global Risks and Resilience
Portrait of Emily Wilkinson

Emily is a Senior Research Fellow in the ODI Global Risks and Resilience Programme, leading a team working on ‘Advancing resilience ambition and financing’. She has 25 years’ experience as a researcher, analyst, journalist, lecturer and adviser to government, providing critical analysis and leading debate on resilience, sustainable development, climate change adaptation and risk governance. Here current work focuses on sustaining development in Small-Island Developing States (SIDS) in the context of climate change.

Emily is Chief Scientific Adviser to the Climate Resilience Agency for Dominica (CREAD), supporting the nation’s ambition to become the first climate resilient country in the world; and is Co-Director of the Caribbean Resilience and Recovery Knowledge Network (CRRKN). She holds a Knowledge Exchange Fellowship with the UK’s Natural Environment Research Council and has led major research and learning programmes for the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) and the Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters Programme (BRACED). Emily holds a PhD in Human Geography from University College London.

  1. Anticipatory crisis financing and action: concepts, initiatives and evidence

    Working papers

  2. The Caribbean must think carefully about how and where to ‘build back better’ after the hurricanes of 2017

  3. What impact are NGOs having on the wider development of climate services?

    Research reports

  4. Opportunities for Commonwealth development: creating jobs, sharing prosperity and increasing resilience

    Briefing/policy papers

  5. FbA, early response and late response in the case of droughts and cyclones

  6. Map showing FbA initiatives and short descriptions of selected pilots

  7. Forecasting hazards, averting disasters: implementing forecast-based early action at scale

    Research reports

  8. Towards a more resilient Caribbean after the 2017 hurricanes

    Working papers

  9. 'Building back better': a resilient Caribbean after the 2017 hurricanes

    Briefing/policy papers

  10. The UK should be better prepared for disasters in its Overseas Territories

  11. BRACED Resilience exchange: what have we learned so far?

    Research reports

  12. Adapting to changes in volcanic behaviour: formal and informal interactions for enhanced risk management at Tungurahua Volcano, Ecuador


  13. ODI at the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction


  14. Delivering disaster risk reduction by 2030: pathways to progress

    Research reports

  15. The Routledge handbook of disaster risk reduction including climate change adaptation


  16. Managing multi-hazard disaster risk in St Vincent and the Grenadines

  17. Disasters and national economic resilience

    Working papers

  18. Mass displacement and the challenge for urban resilience

    Working papers

  19. Climate change, migration and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

    Briefing/policy papers

  20. Resilient risk governance: experience from the Sahel and Horn of Africa

    Research reports