Katia Fenyves has a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations from the University of São Paulo and a Master Degree in Public Policy and Governance from SciencesPo Paris. She has always been passionate by cooperation for development in all scales – community, local, national and international – and have had the opportunity to experience it both academically and professionally.
Her Master thesis focused at gender mainstreaming in urban public policies, studying the case of Abidjan in Ivory Coast, where she also supported the management of a project called Maisons Digitales led by Orange Foundation aimed at reducing women digital exclusion rates in the country. She also coordinated a scoping study for the French Development Agency in Dakar (Senegal) and Maputo (Mozambique) on the mismatches between demanded skills and training offer to youth in urban labor markets, as inclusion in the labor market has always been a theme of interest for her.
She worked in the implementation of integrated measures of Solidarity Economy for the municipality of Diadema (Great São Paulo, Brazil) as a strategy to promote local sustainable development. Among many working fronts, she supported capacity building, organization and monitoring of waste pickers’ cooperatives and advocated for their consideration and inclusion in the local policies of solid waste management.
In Caritas, she worked to support individual legal assistance for asylum seekers and refugees in Brazil. Following this experience, she coordinated the Biodiversity and Resilience Area of ICLEI South America, promoting local governments’ leadership in sustainable development. She then led the Green Finance Programme for the British Diplomatic Mission in Brazil, fostering Sustainable Finance agenda consolidation in the country.
Currently, she works as the French Development Agency’s lead for Climate Finance in EUROCLIMA+ Programme, the EU flagship cooperation programme on environmental sustainability and climate change with the Latin American region
STAY IN TOUCH
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER AND RECEIVE OUR LATEST STORIES