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Cynthia Maharani

Indonesia Researcher, WRI Indonesia

Cynthia is a Cities4Forests Indonesia Researcher at WRI Indonesia. She contributes to WRI research on NDC enhancement and support the development of policy analysis on one gate reporting system, among others.

Prior to her tenure with WRI, Cynthia was a social and policy researcher for Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR). Her research focused on REDD+ policy progress at national level, social forestry, remittances and forest investment, and shifting cultivation practices. She also helped knowledge co-development with partners in Indonesia, Myanmar, Ethiopia, Guyana and Sabah (Malaysia). Cynthia graduated from International Relations Department at Gajah Mada University. She received a Fulbright scholarship (MA) in Oregon State University majoring in Public Policy with a focus on marine resource management and anthropology.

Cynthia is an animal lover and is a proud mother of three adopted cats. She also loves ancient ruins and is passionate about Roman-Hellenic historical sites. Her dream is to trail historical sites from Jerusalem to Asia Minor.