Amiera joined Climate Outreach in 2021 as Director of Programmes and Research. She is responsible for overseeing the programmatic and research implementation of the organisation’s strategy. Amiera has diverse experience in climate, environment and development research and programming work, across the private, non-governmental and academic sectors. This has taken her to various countries including Sweden, Pakistan, Jordan and Kenya. As a result, she’s really passionate about the potential of bringing diverse stakeholders together to combat climate change and set an inclusive vision for our collective future. She has worked extensively on participatory and collaborative research with some of the people most affected by climate impacts, with a focus on women and minoritised communities. She uses a feminist and intersectional research approach, which aims to put people at the centre and overcome the barriers and exclusions that prevent their voices being heard.
Amiera has a PhD in Human Geography, a Masters in Global Politics and a Bachelors in Psychology. She is terrible at languages but has managed to hone a good grasp of French, as well as some basic Urdu. She is currently making her Syrian family proud by finally dedicating time to learning Arabic.