Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) conducted a research study “Where are the Women? found that when journalists continue to use male-dominated source lists instead of actively looking for women. This results in the underrepresentation and their invisibility of women in the field of Environment.
EJN is contributing in this collective effort to address under-representation of women by preparing a source list of women environment experts in the field of conservation, sustainability, mangrove protection that you can use so that together we can contribute to the visibility of women experts in this field. Here are the profiles and list of women experts from:
Please email [email protected] for additional contact details of the women environment experts.
|Climate change, resilience, adaptation, disaster risk management, sustainability, local planning, science communication, sea-level rise, small islands
Ma. Laurice Jamero is the Resilience Coordinator of Klima Laboratory at the Manila Observatory. She works closely with local governments across the Philippines to support their climate and disaster risk management and adaptation efforts, as well as supports policy-related work relevant to international climate negotiations. She is a chapter scientist and contributing author of the Atlas Chapter of the 6th Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change – Working Group I, Future Earth Coasts Fellow, Asia Foundation Development Fellow, and a working group member of the Southeast Asia Science Advisory Network.
Design for Resilience and Regeneration
|Pura Vita Guia Pedrosa
|Co-founder and managing director, Eco-explorations, Philippine biodiversity
Nella Lomotan has been nominated for the Favorite Landscape Hero Audience Favorite award of the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF). Lomotan, of the environmental travel organization Eco Explorations, was named as one of the 24 nominees of the 2020 edition of the GLF recognition.
Environmental Scientist | Conservationist | Climate and Sustainability Adviser | Science Communication | Writer | Speaker | Youth Mentor
Professor of Environmental Science and Meteorology, UP Scientist and Expert in Air Quality Research
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Mylene is a tenured Professor at the Institute of Environmental Science and Meteorology, College of Science University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City. She is also the Head of the Environmental Pollution Studies Laboratory in the same Uni. Her work experience covers programs conducted in partnership with the World Health Organization, United Nations Industrial Development Organization, U.S. Environment Protection Agency, the Asian Development Bank, the Department of Science and Technology (DOST), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)- Environmental Management Bureau and the National Institute for Environmental Research, in South Korea, among other partner organizations.
Mylene has over 20 years experience in the environment sector, having contributed her technical expertise in air quality research and monitoring through her chemistry and environmental science background. Her primary professional goal is to integrate scientific understandings on air quality into academic curriculum and research thrust in the Philippine universities and institutes, as well as into policies.
Mylene has a doctorate in Environmental Science and Engineering (Air Quality) from the Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), South Korea. She holds a Masters in Environmental Science (Water and Air Quality) from the University of the Philippines, Diliman, and a Bachelors in Chemistry, also from UP Diliman. She has authored and co-authored for various scientific journals, studies and publications on air quality research and management
Government employee at department of environment and natural resources
Director of the DENR Climate Change Service, and the concurrent Director of the Gender and Development Office.
Founder, Phillippine Native Tree Enthusiasts
Contact through: Foundation for the Philippine Environment
Chief Mangrove Scientific Advisor of the Zoological Society of London [email protected]
She was elected to the Swedish Royal Academy on Agriculture and Forestry, Royal Belgian Academy for Overseas Sciences, Phi Kappa Phi, and other honor societies. She was named Scientist Emerita of SEAFDEC/AQD upon retirement in 2007, one of 30 Time Magazine Heroes of the Environment and 50 DOST Men and Women of Science in 2008, and a University of the Philippines Distinguished Alumni Awardee in Environmental Conservation and Sustainable Development in 2009. Presently she is Chief Mangrove Scientific Advisor of the Zoological Society of London and Co-Chair of the recently established Mangrove Specialist Group of the IUCN.
|Country Director of Waves for water, WASH expert
As the current Country Director for Waves for Water, Jenica is in the frontlines in disaster response during typhoons in the Philippines. Waves for Water provides access to potable water through the use of simple and safe water filtering mechanisms. She is an expert on water and sanitation.
|Campaigner at Greenpeace Southeast Asia
A environmental campaigner running public campaigns. Worked with communities, gave public speeches, organized direct actions, media interviews and lobbied Congress for policies.
Environmental Economist at World Bank
Executive Director of EcoNusa Foundation
Executive Director of the Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia (FPCI)
Co-founder of Petabencana.id
Executive Director at Katahati Institute
CEO of Bio-Rock Indonesia
Prawita is the Director of Bio-Rock Indonesia, a non-profit organization that works to restore coral reefs using a technology called bio-rock. Prawita's work has been recognized with numerous awards, including the Kalpataru Award from the Indonesian government, the Whitley Award from the Whitley Fund for Nature, and the Rolex Award for Enterprise. She is also a TED Fellow and a member of the Ashoka Fellowship, a global network of leading social entrepreneurs.
|Strategic Lead for The Indonesian Tuna Consortium
Thilma created the first-ever Smart Citizen Day on March 28th in Jakarta which she did by leading a group of 35 young environmental activists representing 34 provinces in Indonesia to highlight public participation in conservation and advocacy. For the last 3 years, she has been establishing a women-leadership training program and was also a SEED Adviser to promote eco-inclusive entrepreneurship.
Forest Conservationist of CMC Tiga Warna
Founder of HAKA Sumatera
|Program Coordinator of Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Program
Andayani Oerta Ginting is a Biodiversity Conservation scientist who has been working as Program Coordinator of Sumatran Orangutan Conservation Program. Beside her activism for orangutan conservation, Ginting is also an activist and advocate for eco-tourism.
|Scientist at Centre for Orangutan Protection
Indira has been involved in wildlife conservation since 2014. She has lived in Java, Sumatera, Borneo, and Sulawesi to conduct research, forest patrol, rescue, rehabilitation, and release of Indonesian wildlife. She mostly works with endemic, endangered, and protected animals. As a member of COP, Indira has been involved in a wide range of conservation programs and initiatives. She has worked to protect orangutan habitat through forest restoration programs, and has conducted research on orangutan behavior and ecology to better understand the species' needs and how best to protect them.
Director of Sokola Institute
|Eco-feminism researcher and activist
Mai Jebing is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of Passau. She has been active as a researcher and activist covering the issues of ethnicity, mining, and gender. Mai Jebing is an active advocate for the environment and sustainability.
|Lecturer at University of Indonesia
Mia Siscawati is a researcher and lecturer at University of Indonesia. She was an Ashoka Fellow and has been active in the environmental, gender, and sustainability activism and advocation. Her area of expertise includes gender equality, sustainable cities and communities, as well as peace, justice, and strong institutions.
Agrarian policy and anthropology lecturer and researcher
Conservation scientist at Wildlife Conservation Research Unit and Interdisciplinary Centre for Conservation Science
Researcher and lecturer for Research Center for Climate Change Universitas Indonesia (RCCC-UI)
Research Scientist (Research Professor) at the Research Center for Climate and Atmosphere, National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN)
|Executive Director of Society of Indonesia Science Journalist
Dyna Rochmyaningsih is a freelance journalist whose works have appeared in Science magazine, nature, and BBC Future. She has written stories on health, the environment, technology, and science policy in Indonesia. She is an alumna of SjCOOP Asia, a science journalism program organized by the World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ).