Pippa Heylings

Director and Founder at Talking Transformation Ltd

Director and Founder, Talking Transformation Ltd; CCD Policy and Planning Lead, Climate and Development Knowledge Network

With twenty years of experience in facilitation, moderation and conflict management, Pippa Heylings has worked in Zanzibar and Mauritania, Turkey, Cuba, Nicaragua and Ecuador. Expert on governance of natural resources, she led the course Governance Assessment of Protected Areas during the 2002 World Congress of Protected Areas in Durban.

She served as facilitator during the creation of the Galapagos Islands Marine Reserve (Ecuador) and its Management Plan. Since 2006, she worked in Fundacion Futuro Latinoamericano (FFLA), an organization dedicated to collaborative dialogue and conflict transformation towards sustainable development, as Director of Strategic Initiatives, and later as Executive Director (2009-2012). From 2010, she was Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean of the Climate Development Knowledge Network (CDKN), and in 2015 became the Lead for Policy and Practice.

In 2013 she founded Talking Transformation Ltd, which works internationally to facilitate change towards a sustainable, low carbon and climate resilient world through: multi-stakeholder dialogue and advocacy for change in international treaties, national-level public policy and action plans, public-private cooperation and multi-scale institutional arrangements for climate, development and natural resource management, linking the local to the global.

Pippa holds a masters degree on environmental education from Rhodes University and has written several articles and publications about governance and conflict management.