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Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS)



Nariswari is a Chevening Scholar whose research experience includes development, environment, and women empowerment to support Indonesia’s transition to a low carbon economy. She studied International Relations and graduated with honours from University of Indonesia.

Nariswari works for the World Bank’s Environment, Natural Resources and Blue Economy (ENB) Global Practice with focus on economic instruments for sustainable landscape management (SLM). Her research focuses on gender-responsive policy pathways to promote women’s inclusion in SLM related decision making and benefit-sharing. Previously, as a consultant for Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), she supported the development of environmental study for Indonesia’s first public private partnership (PPP) project in modern waste treatment. In parallel, she supported the technical study and legal drafting of a ministerial decree on modern waste treatment residue.

Going forward, she aspires to continue supporting Indonesia’s commitment on climate change mitigation and adaptation. As Jakarta’s official tourism ambassador for Kepulauan Seribu region, she also aspires to advance multi-stakeholder partnership to link global knowledge and local wisdom in climate action, including but not limited to coral restoration and mangrove plantation.

She finds comfort in yoga, cycling, and journaling.


Low carbon development, international cooperation, climate change policy, gender-responsive policymaking, public private partnership, South-East Asia.

Supervisor: Dr Cristina Penasco