Samantha L. Beekman

Inclusive systems innovation realized through diverse local partnerships holds the potential to change paradigms for a better future for all of us. This is only truly possible when we center those who are typically left out of the conversation - especially those most impacted by it.

Samantha builds on more than six years of experience in climate, migration and gender-focused projects. Partnerships, research, communication and inclusive systems innovation form the pillars of her expertise within these themes. She strives to develop this intersection by participating in meaningful projects, facilitating inclusive partnerships, conducting localized research and communicating these complexities to positively disrupt ecosystems.

Samantha’s principal focus at Endeva has been the ii2030 Green Hydrogen in Africa Edition, which brought together diverse partners in Namibia, Kenya and South Africa to leverage opportunities in the system to incorporate local start-ups into the green hydrogen value chain. Additionally, she works closely with UN ESCAP to promote inclusive business through a gendered lens in Vietnam and Southeast Asia. Through each format at Endeva, she emphasizes the inclusion of marginalized actor segments and centering local voices to contribute to our mission toward positive systems change for people and the planet.

As a project manager, analyst, researcher and writer with +60 publications, Samantha has worked in diverse contexts, including regionally in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, North America and Europe. She is candidate for a Master of Public Policy from the Hertie School in Berlin, Germany, with a focus on migration, data and policy analysis. She has also studied at the American University in Cairo, Egypt at the Center for Migration and Refugee Studies and holds bachelor’s degrees in mass communication and international studies from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA. Samantha is constantly listening and learning to build on these experiences and facilitate positive social and environmental impacts.