For this session, you are warmly invited to join us as UMI Fund hosts a global community gathering of partners, fellow travelers and funders. Together we will exchange stories and discuss how we can continue to strengthen our connections and collaborations. We will hear about the lessons of the past year, before sharing our hopes, intentions and priorities for the coming year.
We’ll have some dedicated time hearing from some of the big climate funders, deepening our understanding of their world. A deep, participatory discussion for everyone will bring the experience and expertise of the whole group to reflect, gain insights, and spot opportunities for transformative change.
Our hope is that everyone taking part will benefit, leaving inspired, energised and with new ideas and connections to help supercharge our collective impact.
Kristie Lockhart – Partnerships Advisor, UMI Fund
Kristie is a fundraising consultant and organizational strategists with a 15 year career in the international development sector. Having worked across a variety of philanthropic giving channels in more than 15 countries, she is committed to driving greater investments and resources to elevate the visibility and investments made to local organizations across the globe.
Helen Picot – Programme Officer in climate change, Oak Foundation
The Oak Foundation commits its resources to address issues of global, social and environmental concern, particularly those that have a major impact on the lives of the disadvantaged. Prior to joining Oak, Helen worked at ClimateWorks Foundation in San Francisco and in PwC’s Sustainability and Climate Change consultancy in London. Helen holds a graduate degrees from Cambridge University and Imperial College London, and was a 2019 Clean Energy Leadership Institute Fellow.
Lina Fedirko – Associate Director, Road Transportation Program, ClimateWorks Foundation
Lina is working to advance a sustainable, affordable, and zero-emissions mobility system for people and goods movement. Lina leads research and strategy on sustainable battery supply chains, urban mobility, and transport decarbonization in Indonesia. She also leads organizational thinking on behavior change and sustainable lifestyles.
Lina’s research and programmatic work to date has focused on urban climate change and transportation policy globally. Prior to joining ClimateWorks, Lina contributed low-carbon policy research to Climate Change and Cities, Second Assessment Report of the Urban Climate Change Research Network (UCCRN), and advanced programs on transportation, access, and climate at several New York state non-profits.
Rishabh Lalani – Rainmatter Foundation
Rishabh’s work and passion unites in cultivating meaningful relationships for non-profit work of all kinds and at all scales – from those starting out in underserved communities to large institutions to corporate foundations. He has independently raised >INR 80 crores (~USD 10 mn) for close to 150+ organisations directly and 2 major collaboratives supporting 100+ organisations.
He is currently an Advisor on cross sector collaborations to Rainmatter Foundation, India’s largest climate philanthropy and also an Advisor to India Climate Collaborative, India’s first philanthropic coalition to accelerate climate action. He serves on the board of Apni Shala Foundation and on the advisory board of Kshetra Foundation for Dialogue.