Speaker: Dr. Kira Vinke
Dr. Kira Vinke works at the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research as the project lead of EPICC (East Africa Peru India Climate Capacities), an interdisciplinary project on the co-production of knowledge about regional climate and hydrological systems and their interactions with agricultural livelihoods, human migration and security. Ms. Vinke is currently co-chairing the Advisory Council on Civilian Crisis Prevention and Peacebuilding of the German Federal Government.
Ms. Vinke completed her doctoral dissertation at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin on the subject of climate change and migration. From 2014-2016 she worked as an analyst to the director of PIK for the German Advisory Council on Global Change to the Federal Government (WBGU). She has worked as an external consultant for various institutions including the Asian Development Bank for which she developed the flagship report "A Region at Risk - The Human Dimensions of Climate Change in Asia and the Pacific" together with an interdisciplinary team of researchers. Her most recent work includes a comparative paper on the parallels of the climate crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic and a report with the GIZ on the challenges of small island states faced with climate impacts and displacement.