Lea Dunst is a research analyst focusing on climate adaptation, vulnerability, urban transformation, and international cooperation. In this context, she develops risk and vulnerability analyses and conducts research on resilient urban development in the global south. She is particularly interested in the linkages between adaptation and development projects. As part of her work, Lea translates research results into practical recommendations for action. Amongst other activities, she has contributed to various publications on vulnerability and climate resilient urban development.
Before joining adelphi, Lea gathered experience in international organisations and within the political consulting field. During her stay in Morocco (Rabat), she supported political education at Amnesty International and worked for the UNHCR in the Refugee Status Determination Unit (RSD). Throughout her work for the international consulting firm Particip in Freiburg, she also accompanied several acquisition projects and ongoing missions in the European development cooperation.
Lea completed the five-year integrated German-French Bachelor and Master programme entitled “Applied Political Science”, held jointly by the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität in Freiburg and the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Aix-en-Provence (Sciences Po). During her undergraduate studies, she focused on development cooperation, international law and migration. She subsequently wrote her undergraduate thesis on the subject of climate refugees. In her master’s degree, Lea has continued to specialise in international expertise and, more specifically, international climate and development policies.