Associate Knowledge Management Officer in the Environment, Social and Governance Department, International Finance Corporation (IFC), International.
Amelia Goh is Associate Knowledge Management Officer in the Environment, Social and Governance Department at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), where she works on sustainability issues. She obtained her MSc in Sustainable Development and Conservation Biology at the University of Maryland in 2012, where she conducted a literature review on gender issues and climate change in collaboration with the International Food Policy Research Institute. The review was part of a project entitled “Enhancing Women’s Assets to Manage Risk under Climate Change: Potential for Group-Based Approaches” supported by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Germany. She is also the co-author of a working paper from the CGIAR Gender & Diversity Program entitled, "Successful Women, Successful Science."
Amelia Goh spoke at the Gender Summit 3 North America 2013 (GS3NA) about the gender-differentiated impacts of climate change on women and men in developing countries based on her recent literature review on this topic. The analysis shows that climate change affects women’s and men’s assets and well-being differently in six impact areas: (i) impacts related to agricultural production, (ii) food security, (iii) health, (iv) water and energy resources, (v) climate-induced migration and conflict, and (vi) climate- related natural disasters.