Promoting action to build resilient and sustainable island communities

Radhika Murti

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
A.i. Director
Global Ecosystem Management Programme
IUCN Focal Point as host of GLISPA Coordination Team
2016 to 2018 Member

Radhika Murti is the Director a.i., for IUCN’s Global Ecosystem Management Programme. In this position Radhika leads IUCN's global work on ecosystem based disaster risk reduction, provides leadership and oversight to work in Ecosystem based Adaptation (EbA), Red List of Ecosystems (RLE) and Drylands related work. Additionally, the programme is also responsible for the hosting arrangement and membership engagement for the Global Island Partnership (GLISPA) network. Prior to joining IUCN Headquarters in Switzerland, in 2008, Radhika worked with the United Nations Development Programme Multi-Country office, University of the South Pacific and the Government of Fiji, while based in Suva, Fiji Islands. She works with various island regions to promote Nature based Solutions for Societal Resilience and engages with GLISPA to promote island leadership within such initiatives.

IUCN is a board member of GLISPA as it hosts the network, fiscally and institutionally. Through this engagement, IUCN is ensuring that the hosting arrangement represents the interests of both parties as well as actively seeks collaborative opportunities in moving forward aligned ambitions for island biodiversity conservation.