Natalie Lartey

Advocacy and engagement manager, Communications

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Telephone: +44 (0)20 3463 7399
Languages: English, French (intermediate)


Natalie is leading IIED's work to address racism in internal discourses, and external narratives about sustainable development. This work is built from her experience designing and delivering strategies that engage Black people, and people of colour, in environmental and development lobbying and campaigning.

Natalie is an advocate and communicator, who leads agenda setting and policy influencing initiatives that bring social justice and anti-racist approaches to her specialist areas of child and maternal nutrition, food systems, farming, and fisheries. Her previous work at IIED focuses on advocacy and communications skills building, mentoring and peer learning.  

Before IIED

Before joining IIED, Natalie worked in advocacy and communications roles for a range of environmental, development and humanitarian organisations including Concern Worldwide, Action Against Hunger, Living Space Project, and Greenpeace International and UK.  

Natalie completed a graduate traineeship in digital publishing at IPC Media Group Limited. 

BA (Hons) in information and publishing studies, Loughborough University.

Current work

Natalie has designed and is leading IIED work to better understand how the analysis of research and content products can be used to explore issues of racial identity and representation.

Natalie is a member of the IIED anti-racist working group.