Melanie Ryan

Melanie is a programme management, design, engagement and facilitation expert with extensive experience in international cooperation, science-policy and environmental programmes. She has an Honours degree in International Relations and German, as well as a Master’s degree in Environment and Sustainability. Having worked extensively in conservation, water, capacity development and sustainability fields in Australia, the Philippines, Europe, India and the UK across a range of sectors, she now brings this background to designing global-scale interventions for complex questions and problems related to society and nature.

Melanie oversees the design and standardisation of the Luc Hoffmann Institute’s global project portfolio as well as project leadership. She provides facilitation, impact and design support for collaborative initiative and heads up the institute’s UK office in partnership with UNEP-WCMC. Melanie’s research interests lie in engagement and facilitation, designing integrated approaches to socio-environmental issues, fostering complexity and systems thinking, and capacity development.