Jane Petty

MBA, Open University, 2014; MSc African Studies (Sustainable Rural Development, Distinction), University of Edinburgh, 1999; BA (Hons) Business with Computing, University of Central Lancashire, 1996

Jane has 20 years of relevant professional experience across the public, private, and NGO sectors. Jane joined LTS in 2016 following nearly four years with DFID as a Humanitarian and Livelihoods Adviser working on climate resilience and humanitarian response in West and Southern Africa and then in water resource management. She held responsibility for delivery of the Sahel humanitarian and social protection programmes and for the Global Water Security Programme, supported operational management of the wider portfolio of programmes across forestry and resilience, and team leadership and management of her East Kilbride based team. At LTS, she has direct responsibility for optimising internal business development systems and processes. At the same time, in order to maximise scope for substantive understanding of the issues on which LTS works, Jane actively engages in external networking and development of new alliances and partnerships.

Jane worked across eight countries in Africa over 15 years and was Fragile States Project Team Leader for Save the Children from 2011-2013, where she spent time supporting country programmes in various Director level roles for the Fragile States project. Jane also worked from 2005-2010 for Tearfund, latterly as Country Director in Southern Sudan, a role involving overall leadership, management, and implementation of disaster management programme interventions and worked in Agricultural Development in Malawi and Zambia between 1997 and 2005.

Policy Briefs – Inside Stories in Climate Compatible Development

The objective of this project was to transfer knowledge among developing country decision-makers through two policy briefings. These featured examples of policies/programmes that had been devised to promote development while transitioning to a low carbon and climate resilient future. The policy briefings aimed to assist donors, development banks and NGOs by providing a candid view of what works and why. The briefs were in a format that was easy to understand and, most importantly, to engage with and proactively transfer into workable interventions where action and climate compatible development interventions would be most needed.

The case studies were relevant and accessible for an international audience of decision-makers in developing countries (government, private sector and civil society) and subsidiary organisations (including funding organisations, research institutions and NGOs) seeking lessons learnt that could be transferred and replicated to other contexts and regions, and subsequently would lead to programmes or policies that were scaled-up to or beyond the national level.

LTS provided full authorship (including background research and interviews) of one briefing on geothermal energy in Kenya, and co-authorship of one briefing on climate finance governance: lessons from establishing national Implementing Entities in Jamaica and Senegal. We also provided peer review of two further briefing notes in the series.

The published policy brief on climate finance governance can be downloaded here and the brief on harnessing geothermal energy in Kenya here.