Radhika Murti works with IUCN as Senior Programme Coordinator Disaster Risk Reduction, in the Ecosystem Management Programme. In this position, Radhika leads IUCN’s global work on ecosystem based disaster risk reduction and also coordinates communication and technical support for The Commission on Ecosystem Management.
She has a BSc.in Forestry Science from Australian National University and an MA in Land Management from University of the South Pacific and a background in forestry science, focusing on land conflicts and livelihoods within community based forest management in the Pacific. She is currently a PhD student in climate change adaptation at the University of Bern.
Prior to joining IUCN, Radhika worked for the UNDP Multi-Country office based in Suva, where she was involved with poverty alleviation and livelihoods, financial literacy, gender mainstreaming, MDG reporting and disaster risk reduction programmes across the Pacific. She has worked closely with a range of Pacific Islands’ Government bodies and NGOs, and has also taught at the University of the South Pacific in Suva.