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Jin Young Kim

Director, Climate Southeast Asia

Jin Young joined CIFF with 14 years of professional experience in climate and green focused development in Asia and the Middle East, as well as 7 years of public policy research experience. Jin Young worked as Director for Asia at Global Green Growth Institute (GGI),  leading a portfolio of 13 programs and over 120 in-country staff, working with more than 30 Ministries and agencies in Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, Sri Lanka and Uzbekistan.

She also served as the UAE Country Representative of GGGI, setting up GGGI’s UAE Country Program from its inception. Over the years she has provided policy advisory to the UAE government resulting in the successful establishment of the landmark national policies such as the UAE Green Agenda 2015-2030 and the National Climate Change Plan. Before joining GGGI, she worked for the Presidential Committee on Green Growth of  Korea and the Korean National Commission on Sustainable Development, primarily working on international dimensions of Korea’s Green Growth and Sustainable Development Strategy and related policy direction.

She graduated from Seoul National University (B.A in Economics and Int’l Relations) and holds dual MAs from Seoul National Univ (Int’l Relations) and University of Washington (Political Science and Political Methodologies).