Naima Lipka

Project Coordinator, Scientist
Lipka

Naima is a member of the working group "Adaptation in Agricultural Systems", where she works as a Scientist and Project Coordinator. Operating at the science-policy interface, she supports various research projects, with a focus on coordinating the project “Scaling agroforestry for holistic climate resilience-building in rural Tanzania” (SCARF). Her research interests lie in evidence-based policy-making with a focus on marginalized groups, intersectionality and feminism as well as permaculture.

With a background in social sciences and global environmental governance, she has previously worked in diverse research projects on climate change adaptation and pastoralism, livelihood approaches and participatory governance. Before joining PIK, Naima was employed at the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), where she advised the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) on climate change adaptation, with a focus on nature-based solutions and gender/feminist development policy. In her role she further coordinated the project “Climate risk analyses for adaptation planning in sub-Saharan Africa” (AGRICA).

Contact

Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
T +49 (0)331 288 20890
naima.lipka[at]pik-potsdam.de
P.O. Box 60 12 03
14412 Potsdam

Naima holds a MSc in Global Development with a specialisation in Global Environmental Governance from Copenhagen University and studied Economics and Business Economics with a specialisation in Emerging Markets (BSc) at Maastricht University. Prior to joining PIK she worked at the the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), where she advised the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) on climate change adaptation. She co-founded the non-proft organisation Viva con Agua Nederland in 2015.

  • Climate change adaptation
  • Livelihoods
  • Intersectional vulnerability especially focusing on gender aspects
  • Discourse/Narratives in policy-making
  • Collective intelligence and participatory democracy