Nsikan-George Emana is a Senior Consultant at Climate Focus. She manages the technical tasks relating to the West African Alliance for Carbon Markets and Climate Finance programme. Nsikan-George Emana is anchoring the conceptualization of a new portfolio in Climate Focus, “Municipalities and Cities 1.0” and working with other team members on crystallizing all workstreams related to Africa into a new initiative, the African Competent Centre in Climate Focus.
Before joining Climate Focus, Nsikan-George Emana worked in various capacities within the scientific research and international development domains. She conducted research on the relevance of regional climate model outputs in supporting forest management policies during her Alexander von Humboldt research stay at the Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Institute (SBiK-F) in Frankfurt. She managed, while at Climate Alliance, European Headquarters - Frankfurt; the city-to-city climate project under the EU-Covenant of Mayor for Sub-Saharan Africa. She also coordinated the Karlsruhe-Kampala transboundary Climate Partnership Programme on behalf of the city of Karlsruhe. She has participated in high-level policy fora and other engagements by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, UNECA where she played visible roles including providing expertise to the African Climate Policy Centre, UNECA since 2015. Her dedicated focus is on supporting result-based, low emission, and resilient actions at municipal levels. Given her disciplinary competence, she is interested in adaptation strategies and policies in the Agriculture, Land Use, and Forestry (AFLOU) sector.
Nsikan-George Emana holds a doctorate (PhD Geosciences) from the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main. She also has a M.Sc in Climate Change Science from the University of East Anglia, Norwich, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Environmental Management from the Federal University of Technology, Minna, Nigeria. She has attended several courses and trainings internationally.