Senior Advisor, Climate and Environment
The Global Fund
Seonmi joined the Global Fund as Senior Advisor on Climate Change and Environment in July 2023. As the Global Fund’s focal point for climate change and environment-related matters, she leads and coordinates the overall strategic approach, policies and tools on climate and environment across the organisation.
Seonmi has over 20 years of global experience including over 15 years in the United Nations advancing climate resilience, environmental health, climate finance and environmental sustainability. Before joining the Global Fund, she worked as UNICEF’s first Climate and Environment Advisor in East Asia-Pacific. During her services at the UNEP and UNDP, she led the joint UN Poverty-Environment Initiative in Asia- Pacific and managed climate resilience projects in Africa. Prior to the UN, she worked for the Presidential Commission on Sustainable Development of the Republic of Korea and sub-regional financial institutions in West Africa.