Suzanne Kelly Lyall is a Senior Policy Advisor to public, private sector and non-governmental organisations on environmental, foreign policy and security issues. Her work focuses on building robust partnerships, stakeholder engagement, and equitable development paths in Asia and the US.
Formerly she was the Director of Governance and Institutional Capacity Building for the USAID-funded Mekong Partnership for the Environment (MPE) project, based in the Pact Thailand office. Previous to joining Pact, Suzanne worked with The Asia Foundation, before becoming Deputy Director of PISA, part of The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs. Suzanne's portfolio concentrated on climate change and sustainable development in Southeast Asia, within a human security frame.
Suzanne Kelly Lyall has more than two decades of academic and development work in the Southeast Asia region. During that time, she co-developed and led PISA’s Climate Leadership Institutes to identify and provide targeted leadership, skill building and intra-ministerial dialog for policy makers, researchers and thought leaders working on climate change issues in Southeast Asia. Suzanne’s recent work explores governance and the effective use of social media platforms to bridge gaps in communication on climate wise development. In 2012, Suzanne launched the Burma Climate Change Leadership initiative where she worked with Burmese policy-makers and civil society organizations on national climate change policy and CWD.
Her expertise includes: Environmental Policy, Asia, Politics, History, Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Climate Change, Non-traditional Security, US Foreign Policy and China.