Deborah Murphy


Climate Change and Sustainable Development Consultant, Killam Consulting

Senior Associate, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD)

  • Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Deborah Murphy has 20 years of experience providing expert advice and support in the area of climate change and sustainable development policy and programming. She is a senior policy analyst and team leader with significant experience in delivering capacity development projects in developing countries. She has worked as an independent consultant since 2000, and has experience advising governments, United Nations agencies and the private sector. Clients include 

Ms. Murphy’s significant experience in capacity building and technical training includes over five years as a Technical Advisor to the Government of Kenya providing training, analysis and support in the areas of mitigation, adaptation, action plan development, and climate finance. She has developed training materials and provided capacity building on nationally appropriate mitigation actions (NAMAs) in Rwanda; low emission development strategies in Uganda; Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs),  low carbon development pathways and private sector engagement in Kenya; the clean development mechanism (CDM) in China and India; and adaptation and NDC planning in Pakistan. She has developed and led interactive capacity building sessions for government officials in the area of monitoring and evaluation (for Anglophone Africa) and reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (Africa and Asia).



Capacity Development
Donor Coordination
Project Management
Project Planning and Design
Results Based Management
Strategic Planning
Technical Advice
Other (Field of Expertise): 
Climate Change and Sustainable Development