Wendy Conway-Lamb is a PhD Candidate at the Centre for Deliberative Democracy and Global Governance at the University of Canberra, Australia. Her research explores more inclusive and democratic approaches to global climate adaptation governance. Drawing on the concept of deliberative systems, Wendy asks how those most affected by climate change at the local level in vulnerable developing countries can be more meaningfully included adaptation governance. The empirical focus of her research is Vietnam’s climate vulnerable Mekong Delta. Wendy’s academic supervisors are John Dryzek, Jonathan Pickering and Lisa Schipper.
Wendy Conway-Lamb’s other ongoing research projects and interests include the Global Citizens Assembly on Climate Change that kicked off at COP26, and the role that facilitation plays in deliberative democratic processes. Wendy has over fifteen years’ experience working on international development with a focus on climate change, having worked with governments, NGOs and international organisations in South East Asia and the Pacific. This includes several years in Hanoi, working for a civil society organisation supporting resilient rural livelihoods, and more recently managing the climate change portfolio of the Australian Government’s international aid program in Vietnam.