HELEN O’CONNOR

Senior Climate and Environment Adviser Department for International Development

Ireland/United Kingdom, British

Helen has a degree in Biological Sciences from Durham University and a Masters in Environmental Science from Cambridge University. She has followed her passion and commitment to manage the environment – something that has seen her work across the world, from Borneo to Pakistan and now in the UK. She particularly focuses on the impact of climate change and environmental degradation on the poorest and most marginalised, especially women and children. Helen has two young children who inspire her every day, loves nature and is currently investigating how to reduce her family’s consumption levels and reduce their impact on the environment.

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HELEN MURPHY

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RACHEL COOPER

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HELEN CORNEY

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JUSTINE SMITH

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DANIELLE NEMBHARD

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SAMANTHA GROVER

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ANDREA FIDGETT

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AMANDA SINCLAIR

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MONICA GREEN

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MARIA MOLINA

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LAURA WELLS

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NIRVANI DHEVCHARRAN

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MARINA MANSILLA HERMANN

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REBECCA DOYLE

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MARGARET BARBOUR

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JANE CUNNEEN

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TRISTY FAIRFIELD

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NINA EARL

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JENNIFER WOODGATE

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MELISSA HART

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EMMA TOWLSON

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ANNE CHRISTIANSON

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MOREANGELS MUCHANETA MBIZAH

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CAROL DEVINE

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Kathryn Michie

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LUCY FORDE

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BRIANA WADE

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LINDA THOMPSON

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AMIE FIGUEIREDO

CATHERINE SARAH YOUNG

CATHERINE SARAH YOUNG

Wang Yanhui

Wang Yanhui

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HELEN WADE

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SHELLEY BALL

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BHARATHI BOPPANA

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ALISON DAVIES

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SHARON DAVIS

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MARGARITA LOPEZ RIVAS

ELEANOR BRUCE

ELEANOR BRUCE

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SARAH HAMYLTON

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Suzie Imber

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AMELIA LETVIN

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ISOBEL ROMERO-SHAW

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