Who We Are
The Loss and Damage Collaboration (L&DC) is a group of climate policy and art and cultural practitioners, researchers, activists, lawyers, advocates and decision makers from both the global North and South working together to ensure that vulnerable developing countries, and the vulnerable people and communities within them, have the support they need to address climate change related loss and damage. We are a group of committed individuals representing a range of organisations including the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) in Bangladesh, the Prakriti Resources Centre (PRC) in Nepal, the Green Protector based in Rwanda and many other civil society organisations working on Loss and Damage all over the globe. 
What We Do
To achieve our aim of ensuring that vulnerable people, communities and countries have the support they need to address loss and damage we focus on the following:

• Research
: Develop policy briefs and background papers to provide intellectual leadership on a range of issues relevant to Loss and Damage.


• Advocacy
: Raise awareness of critical issues related to Loss and Damage with a focus on the importance of scaling up finance for addressing loss and damage and ensuring it gets to the vulnerable people, communities and countries who need it most.

• Outreach
: Reach out to and liaise with a range of actors including other networks, political influencers and philanthropies. 

Convene: Curate interactive discussions that bring the Loss and Damage community and other key stakeholders together to ensure coordination and alignment and provide space for sharing knowledge and ideas. 

How We Work
Our work includes a Support Centre for negotiators from vulnerable developing countries, Advocacy & Outreach and Art & Culture programs and projects on Loss and Damage finance and the Santiago Network along with a working group on human rights. We also host the New Generation, a group of  emerging negotiators from vulnerable developing countries as well as the Loss and Damage Youth Coalition (LDYC). We work virtually, holding regular calls and virtual workshops to share updates and exchange information with the ultimate objective of driving the Loss and Damage agenda to mobilise action and support at all levels to support those on the frontlines of climate change.

Our Core Team
Founder and Support
Centre co-lead
ERIN ROBERTS
Erin is a climate policy researcher working primarily on Loss and Damage as well as global adaptation and leadership. In her role with the L&DC, she liaises with decision makers from vulnerable developing countries to ensure that the work of the L&DC is aligned with their needs. She also provides support to negotiators from vulnerable developing countries including through her work with the New Generation. Erin also liaises with funders and partners and supports the core team and the broader membership of the Collaboration.
Coordinator
Hyacinthe Niyitegeka
Hyacinthe is a water scientist with experience working on climate policy in different contexts. She is responsible for the coordination of the L&DC. Hyacinthe works with the core team to set goals and develop strategies for achieving them. She supports the broader membership of the L&DC and ensures coordination by working closely with leaders of our projects, programs and initiatives. Hyacinthe is a co-founder of the Loss and Damage Youth Coalition (LDYC) and co-leads their advocacy work.
Santiago Network Project lead, Support Centre co-lead
Heidi White
Heidi is an Australian Lawyer and independent consultant. Heidi’s role with the L&DC is to lead the Santiago Network Project and to co-lead the Support Centre for negotiators from vulnerable developing countries. She has also recently commenced a collaboration with the Human Rights and Climate Change Working Group and ESCR-Net to create a human rights working group under the L&DC. Heidi’s primary focus is ongoing research and analysis of key issues for the negotiations in consultation with negotiators and civil society experts, particularly regarding the Santiago Network. This work is reflected in briefs and background papers as well as informal discussions, providing an important basis for her to respond to on demand requests through the Support Centre.
Global Coordinator, Loss and
Damage Youth Coalition
ineza umuhoza grace
Ineza is an eco-feminist impact-driven actor who believes in sharing frontline voices in the pursuit to achieving climate justice. She is the founder of the youth-led Rwandan non-profit organisation, The Green Protector and serves as Executive Officer. Ineza is also a co-founder of LDYC and serves as Global Coordinator. She has been following the UNFCCC negotiations since 2018 and is the lead negotiator on Loss and Damage for Rwanda. Ineza is also a researcher on climate change diplomacy and policy.
Loss and Damage Finance
Project Co-Coordinator
Eva Peace MUKAYIRANGA
An environmentalist, climate finance negotiator in the UNFCCC, and co-founder of LDYC, Eva works to advance the priorities of vulnerable countries on both climate finance and Loss and Damage in international policy fora. She co-coordinates the L&DC's finance working group and supports the training programs under LDYC.
Advocacy & Outreach Program Coordinator, Arts & Cultural
Program Coordinator
TEO ORMOND
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An award winning artist, filmmaker and photographer working on projects relating to political ecology, Loss and Damage, climate-induced migration and displacement, Slow Violence and the political and cultural critique of the Anthropocene, Teo works to coordinate the L&DC's Advocacy and Outreach program and our Art & Culture program. He also oversees our communications work.
COP 27 coordinator
Kate Raffety
Kate is an Australian lawyer who provides support for ambitious outcomes in the UNFCCC negotiations on Loss and Damage. She is supporting the coordination and advocacy and outreach of the L&DC in the run-up to and at COP 27.
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