Climate expert Yacine Fall, center, conducts an interview around women’s access to climate services in Niger. Photo by: Yacine Fall / NORCAP

Demand for climate expertise in development work is growing ever stronger — and for those interested in this area, it doesn’t necessarily require a background in climate science.

Based in Niamey, Niger, Yacine Fall works with NORCAP to “translate” and distribute critical weather information to rural communities and coordinate climate activities.

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    Emma Smith is a Reporter at Devex. She covers all things related to careers and hiring in the global development community as well as mental health within the sector — from tips on supporting humanitarian staff to designing mental health programs for refugees. Emma has reported from key development hubs in Europe and co-produced Devex’s DevProWomen2030 podcast series. She holds a degree in journalism from Glasgow Caledonian University and a master's in media and international conflict. In addition to writing for regional news publications, she has worked with organizations focused on child and women’s rights.