Devi Leiper O’Malley is a young feminist activist from Cambodia and the United States. Currently, she is the Co-Director of FRIDA | The Young Feminist Fund, the only youth-led fund focused exclusively on young feminist organizers. Previously, she worked for the Asia-Pacific program at the Global Fund for Women. During this time, she also co-founded the Devata Giving Circle, the first Cambodian-American giving circle. Prior to this, Devi supported the start-up of the Women’s Organization and Network for Human Rights Advocacy (WONETHA), the first sex-worker-led organization in Uganda. She holds a Master’s in International Development and Management from Lund University in Sweden and a Bachelor’s in Politics and International Relations from the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom. She has consulted for various philanthropic organizations to support feminist organizing and resource mobilization across Southeast Asia. She is currently based in Rabat, Morocco.
This closing plenary will feature a dialogue between a leading high level decision-making and a front-line activist about how we can continue to make progress in how we think, speak and act to promote gender equality in the context of climate change responses.