Director of the Climate Justice team, Professor Tahseen Jafry has, through the course of her work in international development, collaborated and worked in partnership with a wide variety of agencies, institutions, NGO’s and governmental bodies in research and development work, spanning 14 countries, across Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, United States of America and the Caribbean.

As well as the ongoing partnership with the Mary Robinson Foundation for Climate Justice, some recent collaboration partners have included:

  • United Nations (FAO, IFAD, WHO)
  • Government Donors (DFID, USAID)
  • World Bank
  • International Research Consortium Group (CGIAR)
  • CABI international
  • University of Illinois, Michigan State University


The Centre for Climate Justice is collaborating with the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, one of the largest social policy research and development charities in the UK. For over a century, JRF has been engaged with searching out the causes of social problems in the UK, investigating solutions and seeking to influence those who can make changes. JRF’s purpose is to understand the root causes of social problems, to identify ways of overcoming them, and to show how social needs can be met in practice.

Since 2009 the JRF has been funding a research programme on climate change and social justice in the UK and has recently reviewed the evidence on this agenda. The JRF is now building on this work to investigate how we can support the development of community resilience in the face of climate change

It is also actively involved in trialling practical solutions through working with the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust at its new 500 home development at Derwenthorpe in York.


This wide network of connections has supported and enriched the research, teaching and project work led by Professor Jafry on behalf of the university, and facilitated a valuable contribution to the development of knowledge and understanding on important global challenges such as climate justice.

Collaborations with academics, both in the UK and overseas, have produced a plethora of journal articles, discussion papers, book chapters as well as editorial and reviewing invitations for leading and influential publications within the climate justice arena.

Professor Jafry is a member of a global think tank, the GFRAS (Global Forum for Rural Advisory Services), and the Institution of Agricultural Engineering.


It is hoped that existing and new collaborations will be developed and further strengthened through the creation and continued growth of the Climate Justice Resource Hub, as it becomes established as the leading knowledge exchange portal in this field.