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27th KFAW Foreign Correspondents (2017-2018)

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Ms. Yojana POKHAREL Nepal Yoga Trainer and Facilitator: ACE school I have an MBA degree with key subjects such as management and marketing. Previously, I worked as a coordinator at Ambe Murari Sewa Kendra (AMSK), a non-profit organization and oversaw coordinating, managing and reporting activities to donors. In addition, I also act as a resource person for yoga training for various clubs and organizations and help schools develop yoga curriculums for primary and secondary level kids.
Mr. Nishan WIJETUNGE Sri Lanka I am a Sri Lankan who is balancing two careers as an academic as well as an architect. I hold a PhD as well as two master’s qualifications in architecture, on top of a professional qualification in the same area. I have served as a tertiary-level lecturer in different capacities; where my scope ranges from acting as a visiting lecturer at private institutions since 2007, to spending my three-year tenure from 2014 to the present as a senior lecturer at a state-run university. Currently, I am an Honorary Research Fellow at the School of Architecture, Liverpool University, U.K. Exposure to my mother’s extensive career as a government civil servant – with whom I share a strong conviction for gender equality – as well as my own role and experience in the gender-prejudiced academic and professional spheres have placed me at a vantage point to study and write about gender issues.
Ms. Arisa JUNIO Philippines I am currently pursuing my master’s degree at Human Rights, Gender and Conflict Studies: Social Justice Perspectives, the International Institute of Social Studies in The Hague, Netherlands. I am working on my research paper regarding sexuality and how it operates in existing disaster risk reduction frameworks on vulnerability and resiliency.
Ms. Hadijah NAKIMWERO Uganda I joined the Islamic University in Uganda, Females’ Campus in 2008 at its inception. The campus is the only female-only university in Uganda intended to raise chances for girls’ educational attainment. I have been coordinating the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences since 2010. I have also offered leadership to a women’s organization called Uganda Muslim Women Vision, with a mission is to empower women and children for active participation in the development process of the country. I have steered the organization to build the Women’s Centre for Women’s Empowerment, Leadership Training, Gender-Based Violence, and Peace and Security. It also serves as a vocational and skills training institute for girls and women. Currently, I am pursuing PhD studies in sustainable rural development at Ahfad University for Women in Sudan.
Ms. Astri HIDAYATI Indonesia I graduated from University of Sebelas Maret, majoring in communication. Currently, I am pursuing a master’s degree in mass communication at University of Airlangga. I used to work as a communication officer for a government office and decided to resign when my daughter was born. I am also freelancing besides taking care of my daughter. My husband is a journalist and helps a lot in the house.
Ms. Marisna YULIANTI Indonesia I am currently working as a gender specialist to support the Green Prosperity (GP) project of the Millennium Challenge Account (MCA) – Indonesia, a grant funding scheme administered by the US Government and the Ministry of National Development Planning of Indonesia. My work mainly focuses on integrating gender issues into low carbon development initiatives by improving agricultural productivity and household livelihoods through sustainable agricultural practices and natural resource management as well as reducing reliance on fossil fuels by developing new renewable energy sources. Aside from my work on women’s empowerment and gender mainstreaming, I am also an avid promoter of alternative masculinity and currently a contributor and volunteer at Aliansi Laki-Laki Baru (New Men Alliance), a movement to raise awareness on non-violent and equitable concept of masculinity in Indonesia.

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