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Mélinda is based in Dakar, Senegal and works on climate vulnerability assessments for Senegal and the wider region as part of the Science-based adaptation planning in Sub-Saharan Africa project. She is also involved in developing and strengthening the science-policy interface through regular exchange with governmental agencies within Senegal to facilitate the use of scientific output in the adaptation planning of the country.
Prior to joining Climate Analytics in 2017, Mélinda worked as consultant in Senegal with government institutions and international organisations in Senegal on climate change impacts and climate policies. She is also Associate Researcher at the LARTES (http://lartes-ifan.org/2016/) and lecturer at Université Cheikh Anta Diop. She is specialised in the analysis of public policies for adaptation to climate change. She started her career in development and climate change with a NGO working on environmental refugees and mitigation. She also served the United Nations, as socio-economist working on climate change vulnerability of developing countries and adaptation programs.
Mélinda holds a PhD in Political Science from the Université Picardie Jules Verne (2015) and a Master’s Degree in Socio-Economic Development from the Université Paris 1 – Panthéon Sorbonne (2009). She did her post-doctoral fellowship in a Canadian participatory research program based in Québec at the Université du Québec à Rimouski. This post-doctoral position consisted in the analysis of the institutional framework for adaptation to climate change in Quebec’s coastal zone.
A list of her publications can be found here.
- Peer reviewed
- 1.5°C Hotspots: Climate Hazards, Vulnerabilities, and Impacts Carl-Friedrich Schleussner, Delphine Deryng, Sarah D'haen, William Hare, Tabea Lissner, Mouhamed Ly, Alexander Nauels, Melinda Noblet, Peter Pfleiderer, Patrick Pringle, Martin Rokitzki, Fahad Saeed, Michiel Schaeffer, Olivia Serdeczny, Adelle Thomas, Annual Review of Environment and Resources, Vol. 43:135-163, doi.org/10.1146/annurev-environ-102017-025835, (2018)
- Etat des lieux des connaissances scientifiques sur les changements climatiques pour les secteurs des ressources en eau, de l’agriculture et de la zone côtière au Sénégal Mélinda Noblet, Aichetou Seck, Adama Faye, Mamadou Sadio, Ibrahima Camara, Alousseynou Bah (2018)
- Stocktaking on scientific knowledge on impacts, vulnerability, adaptation options and strategies available in Senegal (in French) Mélinda Noblet, Aichetou Seck, Adama Faye, Mamadou Sadio, Ibrahima Camara, Alousseynou Bah. Avec la contribution des membres des consortia de recherche des secteurs de l›agriculture, des ressources en eau et de la zone côtière du PAS-PNA. (2018)
- Senegal: stocktaking of the integration of climate change in the policies and strategies at national and regional level (in French) Mélinda Noblet, Aichetou Seck, Sarah D’haen, Kouassigan Tovivo (2018)