Blogs Written by Arfiana Khairunnisa

Integrating vulnerable people into the system

Member Interview Author: Farraz Theda, Lubaina Rangwala, Arfiana Khairunnisa

Lubaina is a Managing Associate with the Climate Resilience Practice and WRI India based in Mumbai office. She is currently leading urban resilience work for the WRI India’s Sustainable Cities program, focusing on livelihood protection as a means to build resilience in poor and vulnerable communities. Her current project focuses on the simultaneous impacts of climate change and urbanization on the livelihoods of coastal peri-urban communities living on the outskirts of Mumbai.

Ray: Every city is unique

ACCCRN Champion Author: Arfiana Khairunnisa

“The one thing that I love about my job is that it gives the opportunity to ask questions,” said Saon Ray when she was asked about her work as a researcher or senior fellow in the area of the economy and development.

“No question is unimportant or uninteresting to me.”

Is there any real engagement of women in planning resilience building?

Member Interview Author: Fathimath Afiya, Arfiana Khairunnisa


Fathimath Afiya is chairperson of the Maldivian Network for Empowering Women (MNEW), which was established as an informal network during the Action Aid International (AAI) work in the aftermath of the tsunami in 2005, thereafter registered officially in 2012. She was involved in the Tsunami Management Team of AAI’s Rehabilitation in 2014 that was focusing on providing assistance to women.

Bugler: Communications on climate issues can move public opinion to change policy

ACCCRN Champion Author: Arfiana Khairunnisa, Will Bugler

“Talk more and talk better,” said Will Bugler when he pointed to other practitioners and communicators in the field of climate change resilience.

“As a researcher or a scientist, you can increase the impact of your work by taking your findings to the communities that you feature in your research,” he continues.