Kayin Venner is a La Caixa INPhINIT fellow at the Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3) and Barcelona Lab for Urban Environmental Justice and Sustainability (BCNUEJ). His doctoral research focuses on the urban equity implications of climate adaptation finance.
Kayin is passionate about topics that lie at the intersection of social justice, environmental sustainability and climate change, particularly at the urban level. Prior to starting his PhD, he worked as an intern at UNESCO HQ in Paris and as a research assistant (trainee) at BC3 in Leioa, Spain. He holds a European Master’s degree in Human Rights and Democratization (Global Campus of Human Rights), a MSc in Public Policy and Governance (University of Amsterdam) and a BSc in International Development Studies (Wageningen University). During his studies, he was secretary and chairperson of study association Ipso Facto, project coordinator at Green Office Wageningen and secretary of Hellingproef, the young scientific bureau of GroenLinks. Kayin was one of the initiators of the Aan De Slag campaign, a campaign for broadening the work and study opportunities of undocumented refugees and migrants in the Netherlands.
“I am responsible for myself and for everyone else. I am creating a certain image of man of my own choosing. In choosing myself, I choose man.” — Jean-Paul Sartre