Lorene C. Flaming
Technical Director for Analysis
Lorene is a natural resources economist with more than 25 years of experience designing, implementing and evaluating projects and policies that strengthen natural resources management and sustainable livelihoods. She has completed over 30 assignments for different international organizations (WB, USAID, EU, GIZ, ADB and UNDP).
Lorene focuses on creating better information systems and new performance tools in partnership with non-governmental organizations, government agencies, and international institutions to improve policy impact measurement, governance, ecosystem management and human well-being. She is skilled trainer and facilitator and specialises in stakeholder consultation to design monitoring and evaluation frameworks for forestry, water, agriculture, wildlife and community development projects.
An exceptional analyst and writer, she has led numerous sector assessments; developed environmental diligence procedures for international banks and has written guidelines for the evaluation of water resources.
Since she joined OIKO in 2006, her work has increasingly integrated pro-poor vulnerability and climate change mainstreaming. She was responsible for facilitating the Afghanistan’s Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper; designing programmes to promote energy efficiency to reduce greenhouse gas emissions; and evaluating efforts to distribute fuel-efficient cook stoves in a remote, glacier-dependent region of Afghanistan.
In early 2014, she led an assessment team tasked with helping USAID enhance the sustainability, resilience and pro-poor targeting of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) interventions in Indonesia.
Furthermore, Lorene has worked with governments, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), donors and the private sector in over a dozen countries, including Cambodia, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, Japan, Afghanistan, Egypt, Morocco, Lebanon, Jamaica, Guyana, Suriname, Bosnia, Malawi, Liberia and the United States.
With an M.A. in Public Policy from Harvard University (USA) and a B.A. in Environmental Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara (USA).
We use Earth Science technology to improve the quality of life in our world, especially the economic livelihood opportunities of the world's most vulnerable populations and the sustainable use of the natural resources of our planet. Our work is divided in six main program areas- Climate Adaptation, Climate Mitigation, Ecosystems, Natural Resources, Poverty & Livelihoods and Climate Services.