Anny Andaryati is Indonesian, currently based in the UK. She works to mainstream gender into green economy and resource management to increase gender and ecological justice. She believes that structural gender inequality needs to be addressed to assure gender equality and equity, the successful transition to a green economy and the achievement of sustainable development. In the absence of gender sensitive policies, green economy initiatives such as ecotourism may increase existing gender inequities and endanger overall sustainability.
Anny is a board member of The Samdhana Institute, a South East Asian regional NGO. She believes that support should be given to communities so they can manage their local natural resources, have clear rights, able to access to justice, have strong and skilled leadership, stable financial resources and access to appropriate technical support.
She was awarded a Masters in Development Studies from Leeds University, UK, in 1995. Since then she has been working for various institutions that share her interest in women’s empowerment and ecological justice.
Anny is a member of The Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID), a global women’s rights movements working to achieve gender equality, sustainable development and women’s human rights worldwide. She has used AWID as a platform for exchange learning and reference for her work.
Anny is an avid traveller and diver, visiting remote places and staying in community run accommodation in several South-east Asian countries. She has seen the positive and negative gendered impacts of tourism on communities, their livelihood, and culture.