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Lucia Schlemmer is a Senior Researcher at Cenfri and joined the team in January 2019. She is currently part of the risk team, which focuses on strengthening insurance markets across sub-Saharan Africa. Her research to date has focused on providing technical assistance to insurers to expand the reach of inclusive insurance, analysing behavioural interventions that affect the uptake and usage of financial products, and analysing the role of the financial sector in promoting urban resilience and climate risk adaptation.

Before joining Cenfri, Lucia worked as a research intern at Ecorys in Rotterdam, where she gained experience in urban policy design, and in 2017 completed a project management internship at Future Cape Town NPO in the fields of urban planning and housing development.

Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in Spatial, Transport and Environmental Economics from Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam
  • Honour’s degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from the University in Cape Town
  • Bachelor’s degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from the University in Cape Town
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