Partnerships Officer, World Food Programme
Tafaol Alageb is a Partnerships Officer at the World Food Programme in Sudan. Prior to this, she worked at the Government of Sudan at the Higher Council of Environment and Natural Resources as a Research Associate. Within that role, she led different research projects such as market-based policy reforms and UNFCCC country reports. She also has international experience working for a development finance institution in London analysing ESG-relevant data to evaluate multinationals in the energy industry.
Tafaol has previously worked at Qatar National Bank, UNESCO Chair, and the British Council. She holds a Master’s in Environmental Policy and Regulations from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a Bachelor of Business Administration.
In this interview, we talk to Tafaol about her thesis - a qualitative research on the links between climate vulnerability and international climate aid and her consequent GISWatch 2021 article highlighting Sudan's readiness and technological capacity to address its climate change challenge.
* Listeners of this episode will notice that the audio sounds a little different and that's because we had to record Tafaol's parts separately offline due to connection issues in Sudan. Only 1/3 of Sudan's population has access to electricity, and internet access is intermittent. The tech infrastructure gap in the global South is a topic that we cover in the podcast and Tafaol's interview speaks directly to it.