Speaker's Profile

Mona Laczo

Mona Laczo is the Country Director for BBC Media Action in Nepal, working on climate change resilience and humanitarian lifeline programming. She received an MA in Asia Pacific Studies from the University of San Francisco, USA, and has over 16 years of development sector experience in Southeast and South Asia, with strong expertise in livelihoods including climate change and agriculture, human rights, humanitarian, governance, and gender programmes. 

Ms Laczo has led and engaged in climate change campaigns for Oxfam and partners in Southeast Asia, and led the development of Oxfam America’s climate change and agriculture programme. In addition, Mona engaged with Cambodia’s Ministry of Environment Climate Change Office to commission a public perception study on climate change to help development practitioners and other stakeholders including government agencies to better focus their climate change interventions. Ms Laczo has also supported the conceptualization of the Cambodian National Climate Change Conference, now a regular bi-annual event