Jessica Omukuti is a Research Fellow on Inclusive Net Zero, working with the Institute for Science, Innovation and Society (InSIS) in the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography at the University of Oxford. Jessica co-leads Oxford Net Zero’s research on how net zero can be made to be more inclusive to the Global South and to diverse groups within the Global South and Global North.
She leads Oxford Net Zero’s engagement with stakeholders in the Global South to outline pathways to inclusive net zero strategies, policies and actions. Jessica has led research on climate finance, climate justice and equity climate finance and governance of climate change adaptation. She has also managed development and resilience programming in the Global South.
She has previously worked with international finance institutions such as the Green Climate Fund and international NGOs such as Mercy Corps and CARE International, and has developed a regional expertise from work in Sub-Saharan Africa. Jessica has a PhD in climate justice and equity in climate finance from the University of Reading (2020). She has also been appointed as the Oxford Net Zero Research Fellow at St John’s College, Oxford.