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Title: Research Associate
Jill is currently involved in activities related to climate change adaptation economics in Africa. This include coordination and research functions for the “Economics of climate change in East Africa” study involving in-country engagement with governments and local partners in Burundi, Kenya and Rwanda.
Specific research activities involve economic assessments for the water and sanitation sectors, including collaborative use of the Water Evaluation and Planning (WEAP) model for scenario-based costing of adaptation options.
For the Africa-wide “AdaptCost” study, she participates in regional and country-level engagement with African economists through economics workshops and writeshops, as well as research efforts with partner institutions.
She is also a supporting member of the “ClimateCost” project assessing the economic costs of climate change impacts and adaptation across focus regions of Europe, India and China.
Work experience before SEI
Jill joined SEI after completing her MSc in Environmental Change and Management at the University of Oxford. Her dissertation work explored a robust decision making (RDM) methodology in the context of scaling sustainable drought index-based microinsurance in Ethiopia.
This work was supported by SEI’s Risk, Livelihoods and Vulnerability (RLV) programme. Prior to masters studies, she worked as a research assistant at the United States Geological Survey (USGS) to support original paleoclimatic reconstructions for the Holocene epoch. In 2005/6 she worked with the Pew Center on Global Climate Change tracking US climate policy at the state-level.
In 2006 Jill received a BS in Science, Technology and International Affairs, with a concentration on environmental studies, at Georgetown University's Walsh School of Foreign Service in Washington D.C. In 2008, she received a masters in Environmental Change and Management at the University of Oxford’s Environmental Change Institute.
Economics of Climate Change Kenya (Project report - 2009)
Robust decision-making for scaling sustainable drought index-based microinsurance in Ethiopia (Other publications - 2008)