Webinar: Women and Girls at the Frontline of Climate Change
May 24, 2023 | 10 A.M. EDT

Webinar Participants


Ade Sudiarno

Currently the HOP of Islamic Relief Indonesia, Ade has work experience in the sustainable development sector spanning more than 18 years. This includes experience in strengthening community resilience, supporting disaster risk reduction strategies, WASH including financing, Business Continuity Planning (BCP),management of natural resources (forest and coastal ecosystem), women’s empowerment, enterprise development, policy advocacy, and development of public-private partnerships. He holds a Master of Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania where he was also a Ford Foundation International Fellow.


Dr. Baiq Yulfia Elsadewi Yanuartati

Dr. Yulfia is a Konsepsi gender expert and lecturer at University of Mataram, Indonesia. Since 2012, she has been a researcher and leader on the intersectionality between climate change and gender in Indonesia. In her current work, “becoming a center of excellence for equitable social transformation” is KONSEPSI’s motto as it addresses climate change, community development, food security, health, emergency response, disaster reduction and entrepreneurship. Dr. Yulfia holds a doctorate in rural community development from Massey University, New Zealand.


Dr. Suryani Eka Wijaya

Dr. Wijaya is an urban development and regional planner for the Provincial Government of NTB Province. Serving as the former Secretary of Transportation of the  West Nusa Tenggara Province (NTB Province), she has been a trusted source authoring numerous publications that focused on sustainable  development for modes of transportation, infrastructure, the economy, and policy. In 2022,  she  produced her most research work on: “Barriers and Opportunities to Cycling in Mataram.“  Dr. Wijaya holds a doctorate in Planning, School of People, Environment and Planning  from Massey University, New Zealand.


Shahin Ashraf

Shahin Ashraf MBE is an accomplished unique civil society leader with a wealth of experience spanning over 25 years in humanitarianism, development, and civil society. She currently holds the position of Head of Global Advocacy at Islamic Relief Worldwide, where she is responsible for driving the organization’s key advocacy strategies on gender, refugees, and climate change. Queen Elizabeth II recognized Shahin’s outstanding contribution to society by awarding her an MBE for her services to Interfaith and Community Cohesion. Shahin also tirelessly serves her community as an elected councilwoman.

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