Ama R. Francis

Ama joined the Sabin Center in September 2018 as the 2018-2021 Climate Law Fellow. Ama’s work focuses on developing legal solutions to internal and cross-border climate-induced migration. Ama is the author of multiple papers on climate-induced migration, including Migrants Can Make International Law, forthcoming in the Harvard Environmental Law Review. Ama serves as a Steering Committee member of the Climigration Network, Executive Board Member of the Climate Action Alliance, and Sabin Center representative on the Platform on Disaster Displacement Advisory Board.

Ama’s work also supports small island state and developing country governments. Ama was a legal consultant to Dominica’s Ministry of Health & Environment before joining the Sabin Center, and continues to enhance climate policy in developing countries. Ama has presented their work at the World Bank, Clinton Global Initiative Action Network, United Nations Development Program, and UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. A native Dominican, Ama received their J.D. from Yale Law School, and B.A. (magna cum laude) from Harvard University, and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.