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  • Sustainable Development

  • Estelle Rouhaud

    Research Project Manager

    Estelle joined the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment in April 2014. She is the project manager of the Future Climate for Africa UMFULA research consortium. She also coordinated the Pathways to Resilience in Semi-Arid Economies project and managed the institute’s grant applications for over 4 years.


    Prior to joining the Institute, Estelle was Coordinator of the Energy, Environment and Resources Research Department at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, coordinating all aspects of the department’s research activities in energy security, environment and resource governance. She previously worked for the non-governmental organisation Action for a Global Climate Community as a Programme Officer and Research Assistant, supporting the organisation’s work in promoting a high-level India-EU dialogue on climate change and energy security. Estelle holds a Master in European Policies from Rennes University and Science Po Rennes, France. She has extensive experience in managing research and policy projects, advising on and evaluating funding proposals, organising conferences and other types of stakeholder events, and providing research and policy support.

    Research article  24 January, 2020

    Private adaptation in semi-arid lands: a tailored approach to ‘leave no one behind’

    Globally, semi-arid lands (SALs) are home to approximately one billion people, including some of the poorest and least food secure. These regions will be among the hardest hit by the … read more »

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    Policy publications  10 July, 2018

    Soutenir l’adaptation aux changements climatiques des acteurs privés en zones semi-arides dans les pays en développement

    This is the French translation of the PRISE [PRESA] policy brief 'Supporting private adaptation to climate change in semi-arid lands in developing countries', published in June 2018. read more »

    Policy publications  13 June, 2018

    Supporting private adaptation to climate change in semi-arid lands in developing countries

    National governments, with development partners, have an important role to play in supporting adaptation and climate-resilient development among private actors – households, producers and small businesses – in the semi-arid lands of developing countries, argues this brief, a final output from the Pathways to Resilience in Semi-Arid Economies (PRISE) project. read more »

    Policy publications  12 April, 2018

    Supporting adaptation to climate change among businesses and households in semi-arid lands: an agenda for the Talanoa Dialogue

    This briefing note submits learning to the Talanoa Dialogue process from PRISE on supporting private adaptation to climate change by households and businesses in semi-arid lands. read more »

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    In the news  3 April, 2019

    Collaboration as the key learning: how we did it in UMFULA

    UMFULA involves over 50 people spread across 13 organisations based in five countries and two continents. In the history of collaborative research, there have been many research consortia of this size and geographical spread - but what makes UMFULA special is its interdisciplinary nature says Estelle Rouhaud. read more »


    Commentary  18 June, 2018

    Pursue twin goals of adaptation and development in semi-arid regions

    Policymakers must pursue both climate adaptation and development if they are to support the poorest in semi-arid regions say Florence Crick, Kate Gannon an Estelle Rouhaud. read more »

    In the news  15 February, 2018

    Co-production: aspiration and reality. Co-production sounds lovely, but have we ever seen it?

    Future Climate for Africa, 12 February


    Commentary  11 May, 2017

    What can we expect from French President Macron on climate change?

    Will the new French president, Emmanuel Macron, be indifferent or ambitious when it comes to action on climate change asks Estelle Rouhaud in this commentary article. read more »


    Announcement  28 October, 2015

    Grantham Research Institute to lead consortium on climate variability and change in central and southern Africa

    The Institute is to lead one of the five research consortia that form the Future Climate for Africa (FCFA) Programme, funded by the UK’s Department for International Development and the Natural Environment Research Council. read more »

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