Keynote Speakers


Irwan Prayitno (Indonesia)

Governor, West Sumatra Province



Radhika Murti (Switzerland)

Director, IUCN Global Ecosystem Management Programme

profile.Radhika 2Radhika Murti is IUCN’s Director of Global Ecosystem Management Programme, based at the Headquarters in Switzerland. In this position Radhika has the management and oversight of IUCN’s work on ecosystem based disaster risk reduction, ecosystem based adaptation, drylands, islands and the Red List of Ecosystems assessment tool. Her team is also responsible for promoting and leveraging the role of ecosystem management approaches in improving the effectiveness of conservation actions, across the Union and amongst IUCN members. She also serves as the secretariat focal point and collaborates on various areas of work with The Commission on Ecosystem Management (CEM), and at present on the co-development of IUCN’s global standard on Nature based Solutions for Societal Challenges. A Fiji national, Radhika holds an undergraduate degree in Forestry Science from Australian National University and an MA in Land Management from University of the South Pacific. She has a background in forestry science, focusing on land conflicts and livelihoods within community based forest management in the Pacific. In May 2019, Radhika will be completing a PhD degree in climate change adaptation in rural communities of Burkina Faso, Chile and Senegal, through the University of Bern.




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