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Kayly Ober

Senior Advocate and Program Manager

Climate Displacement Program, Refugees International

Kayly Ober is the Senior Advocate and Program Manager of the Climate Displacement Program at Refugees International (RI). Prior to RI, she worked as a Policy Specialist for the Asian Development Bank and as a Consultant at the World Bank, where she authored the flagship report, “Groundswell: Preparing for Internal Climate Migration.” She has also previously worked at the Overseas Development Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and World Resources Institute, among others. She is currently completing her PhD in geography at the University of Bonn, where her dissertation explores the governance of climate change and migration issues at the international level and based on fieldwork in urban and rural Thailand. She holds a Master of Science in environment and development (with distinction) from the London School of Economics and a Bachelor of Arts in international studies (cum laude) from American University.

Baidoa, Somalia

Makeshift, temporary shelter made of plastic and clothing at a refugee center in Baidoa, Somalia.