Sam Bickersteth

Chief Executive, Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN)

Sam Bickersteth has led CDKN, a global alliance of southern and northern organizations delivering innovative solutions for climate compatible development in developing countries since 2011. He has established CDKN as a leading global, multi-donor funded program supporting decision-makers in developing countries. He is an agricultural economist with a background in food security, natural resources and climate change. From 2006 to 2010, he was head of programme policy at Oxfam, and previously held leadership positions in DFID including as head of DFID Bolivia. Mr. Bickersteth is a Director in PricewaterhouseCooper’s Sustainability and Climate Change team, a Visiting Research Associate at Oxford University and adviser to the LSE/Leeds University Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy (CCCEP).