Fiona Becker is an Advisor at adelphi working in the field of local climate action, climate finance and resources governance (extractive resources and water). In the course of her work she has developed trainings, workshops, specialised studies and comparative analyses. Her specific expertise lies in governance of natural resources.
As an Advisor, Fiona works on projects relating to local climate action an climate finance. At an earlier stage of her career, she worked at adelphi as a Research Analyst mainly focusing on water resource management and mineral mining. Her research on these topics relating both to specific countries and to regional organisations has resulted in various research publications, such as focus studies and case studies. In addition, she has conducted research and designed training modules on climate change and climate finance. Her regional specialisations are South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Before becoming an advisor at adelphi, she worked for two years as an advisor for the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in a regional transboundary water management project in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). In DRC she advised the Regional Congo Basin Commission (CICOS) on inland shipping and sustainable water management. Prior to that she worked for various NGOs on education, environmental, and development projects involving field work in Kenya and Uganda. Furthermore, she gained work experience working in the office of a Member of the European Parliament, at UNESCO in Paris, and in a GIZ project on water and governance in India.
Fiona holds a master’s degree in European Affairs from Sciences Po Paris (IEP) and a bachelor’s degree in media studies from Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany and the Università di Udine, Italy. In her research she focused on democratisation and governance processes. Her master’s was supported by a scholarship from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Fiona is a certified mediator (conflict resolution).