Director, Policy Unit, Irish-Aid
Michelle Winthrop is the Climate and Resilience Policy Lead within Irish Aid, the official Development Cooperation agency of the Irish Government. She is also a LEG member. Prior to joining Irish Aid, Michelle was Director of Programmes for Farm Africa, a British NGO working with on agriculture, forestry and market development in Africa. Michelle has also worked for many years before that as an adviser within the UK’s Department for International Development, in the UK, on secondment to the World Bank, and overseas. Michelle has worked and lived in Indonesia, Nicaragua, and for a long number of years in Ethiopia. Michelle has experience and expertise in climate change adaptation, smallholder agriculture, natural resource management, market-based approaches to development, gender and inclusion, and food security/vulnerability.