About The Speaker

About The Speaker [Jasmin Irisha Jim Ilham]


Jasmin Irisha Jim Ilham
Climate and Environment Consultant, UNICEF Malaysia



Jasmin Irisha Jim Ilham is a youth mobilisation expert on climate action and experienced sustainable development researcher at the science-policy-practice nexus. She was the former Manager of the Malaysian Youth Delegation to UNFCCC, where she tracked the climate change negotiations. She has also held research positions at Universiti Sains Malaysia, Jeffrey Sachs Center on Sustainable Development at Sunway University, and the Earth Institute and NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York. Her field of research was on the intersection of food systems, gender, and climate change.

Jasmin is passionate on intergenerational responsibility, gender equity and climate justice, centring children’s rights to a healthy environment.

She pursued her undergraduate degree in Environmental Science at the University of Nottingham, Malaysia, and obtained her Masters in Climate and Society from Columbia University, where she majored in climate science with concentration in climate policy, international environmental law, and global governance. She is an alumni of the Young Southeast Asian Leaders Inititiave at the East-West Center, Hawaii. Currently, she is the Climate and Environment Consultant at UNICEF Malaysia.

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