Lisa Strauch
Research MSc International Development Studies
Project Manager

Lisa Strauch is a Project Manager in municipal climate protection and climate governance. She helps municipalities in Europe, Africa and Southeast Asia become pioneers in climate protection. Lisa also develops dialogue formats to promote coordinated climate action among various levels of government. Her work aims to anchor climate protection as a transformational task for society as a whole, bringing stakeholders together and promoting cooperation.

Lisa is experienced in the design and implementation of interactive workshops and training sessions aimed at building up local climate protection capacities and developing research projects. She is currently working on international climate protection projects for the Federal Ministry for the Environment. In the project ‘Vertical Integration and Learning for Low Emission Development’ (V-LED), she is designing workshops, training sessions and dialogue formats with partners in Kenya, the Philippines, South Africa and Vietnam in order to strengthen vertically integrated climate action. Lisa is also co-author of a series of country studies on multi-level climate governance. In the project ‘Bridging European and Local Climate Action’ (BEACON), she is promoting a Europe-wide dialogue on climate change by bringing together communities from Central, Eastern and Southern Europe in interactive conferences and regional workshops. Lisa also has experience in developing and carrying out project evaluations and impact assessments.

Before joining adelphi, Lisa worked in applied research, development cooperation and the nonprofit sector. As a consultant for the NGO consortium ‘Partners for Resilience’, she evaluated integrated disaster risk management strategies in rural Nicaragua. She worked for the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and the Peruvian non-governmental organisation Foro Ciudades para la Vida on decentralisation and sustainable urban development. As a project coordinator for the association 24guteTaten e.V., Lisa dealt with transparent fundraising mechanisms for humanitarian and environmental initiatives and provided support for projects.

Lisa completed the Research Master’s programme in International Development Studies at the University of Amsterdam. As part of her graduate work, she implemented research projects on socio-spatial segregation and informal settlement development in Peru.

Selected Projects

Selected publications

  • Settlement story 4.5: The role of knowledge and information management in organizing collective resistance to a mega-project in Lima

    Strauch, Lisa and Michaela Hordijk 2016: Settlement story 4.5: The role of knowledge and information management in organizing collective resistance to a mega-project in Lima. In: Véronique, Dupont; David Jordhus-Lier, Catherine Sutherland and Einar Braathen (Eds.): The politics of slums in the global South: Urban Informality in Brazil, India, South Africa and Peru. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 107-108.
  • Settlement story 6.4: Collective contestation of the Vía Parque Rímac mega-project from the low-income settlements along the river Rímac in Lima

    Strauch, Lisa and Michaela Hordijk 2016: Settlement story 6.4: Collective contestation of the Vía Parque Rímac mega-project from the low-income settlements along the river Rímac in Lima. In: Véronique, Dupont; David Jordhus-Lier, Catherine Sutherland and Einar Braathen (Eds.): The politics of slums in the global South: Urban Informality in Brazil, India, South Africa and Peru. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 163-168.
  • Mixed-use spaces and mixed social responses: Popular resistance to a megaproject in Central Lima, Peru

    Strauch, Lisa; Guillermo Takano and Michaela Hordijk 2015: Mixed-use spaces and mixed social responses: Popular resistance to a megaproject in Central Lima, Peru. In: Habitat International 45:3, pp. 177-184.