Naomi Simon-Kumar

Programme Officer, INGSA

n.simon-kumar@auckland.ac.nz

Naomi has a background in sustainable development, comparative politics, and international relations. She is interested in the nexus between science governance and development, particularly in relation to issues of social inclusion, health and sustainability. She has previously worked on evaluating financial inclusion strategy in the context of ‘green’ microfinance and climate adaptation in Cambodia, and provided research and fieldwork support for a project focused on gender, sustainability and economic development based in South India.

Naomi holds degrees in Political Science and Psychology. In 2019 she was a Provost’s Scholar at The University of Oxford, where she completed a dissertation with the Department of International Development titled ‘Fuel Rich Nations and the Curse of Carbon Intensive Development.’