Emma Lovell has over 12 years’ experience working at the interface of disaster risk management, resilience, climate change, gender equality, social inclusion and sustainable development. She acts as ODI’s strategic lead on equity and inclusion in risk management, bringing particular expertise in building intersectional approaches to reduce vulnerability and strengthen resilience. She has worked with and advised a range of governments, UN agencies, civil society organizations, foundations, multilateral and regional organizations on policies, strategies and implementation around these themes.
Emma's geographical areas of expertise includes South Asia, South-East Asia and East Africa. Before ODI, Emma worked in Bangkok, Thailand for the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP), the Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC), and with the International Federation of the Red Cross/Red Crescent (IFRC) South East Asia Regional Office.
She has extensive experience in managing large international research projects across finance, business development and strategic communications.