Ayesha is a scholar activist with over 10 years of experience in action research on climate change adaptation, gender equality and climate justice.
As an adaptation practitioner, she has supported the coordination and development of national and regional adaptation initiatives, ranging from policies to community-based adaptation initiatives. She has worked extensively on youth and gender integration in climate change adaptation and regional climate action. Her recent academic research has examined feminist activism with the application of an intersectional lens to examine the role of young women and girls in climate action in the Caribbean.
Ayesha is the Technical Director for Climate Justice at the Global Fund for Women. She is founder of the Young People for Action on Climate Change Jamaica (YPACCJa), which is working on building a Climate Justice Youth Coalition in the Caribbean; and founded GirlsCARE- Girls for Climate Action for Resilience and Empowerment which offers mentorship for girls in climate activism. She is a Global Advisor to the FRIDA Young Feminist Fund, supporting participatory grantmaking processes for funding support to grassroots organizations.