Lisa Keusen
Research MSc International Development Studies
Advisor

Lisa Keusen is a Advisor working on the topics of local climate action and climate governance. She designs and implements workshops, peer-to-peer learning formats and multi-stakeholder dialogues that support municipalities to create collaborative sustainable change. Her applied research and policy advice focus on strategies for strengthening subnational climate action and collaboration among various levels of government. She is also experienced in developing and carrying out project evaluations and impact assessments.

Before joining adelphi, Lisa worked in applied research, development cooperation and the non-profit sector. As a consultant for the NGO consortium "Partners for Resilience", she evaluated integrated disaster risk management strategies in rural Nicaragua. She worked for the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the Peruvian non-governmental organisation Foro Ciudades para la Vida on decentralisation, local governance and sustainable urban development. As a project coordinator for the NGO 24Good Deeds, Lisa developed transparent fundraising mechanisms for humanitarian and environmental initiatives and supervised funding projects.

Lisa completed the Research Master’s programme in International Development Studies at the University of Amsterdam. As part of her graduate work, she implemented research projects on socio-spatial segregation and informal settlement development in Peru.

Selected Projects

Selected publications

  • Settlement story 4.5: The role of knowledge and information management in organizing collective resistance to a mega-project in Lima

    Strauch, Lisa and Michaela Hordijk 2016: Settlement story 4.5: The role of knowledge and information management in organizing collective resistance to a mega-project in Lima. In: Véronique, Dupont; David Jordhus-Lier, Catherine Sutherland and Einar Braathen (Eds.): The politics of slums in the global South: Urban Informality in Brazil, India, South Africa and Peru. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 107-108.
  • Settlement story 6.4: Collective contestation of the Vía Parque Rímac mega-project from the low-income settlements along the river Rímac in Lima

    Strauch, Lisa and Michaela Hordijk 2016: Settlement story 6.4: Collective contestation of the Vía Parque Rímac mega-project from the low-income settlements along the river Rímac in Lima. In: Véronique, Dupont; David Jordhus-Lier, Catherine Sutherland and Einar Braathen (Eds.): The politics of slums in the global South: Urban Informality in Brazil, India, South Africa and Peru. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 163-168.
  • Mixed-use spaces and mixed social responses: Popular resistance to a megaproject in Central Lima, Peru

    Strauch, Lisa; Guillermo Takano and Michaela Hordijk 2015: Mixed-use spaces and mixed social responses: Popular resistance to a megaproject in Central Lima, Peru. In: Habitat International 45:3, pp. 177-184.