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Erna Megawati Manna is a PhD researcher at the Department of Planning, Property, and Environmental Management, University of Manchester. She holds a joint master’s degree in Regional Development Planning and Management from the Spatial Planning for Regions in Growing Economies (SPRING) program at Fakultät Raumplanung, Technische Universität Dortmund, and Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Administrativas, Universidad Austral de Chile. She works as a planner at the Regional Development Planning, Research, and Innovation Board of Sumba Barat Daya in Indonesia, where she is involved in various plans and research related to renewable energy, town planning, community development, and similar areas. Her research interests include environmental issues, climate change, sustainable cities, and islands. In her recent research work with the Solution for Renewable Energy Off-Grid (Sumba Renewable Energy Group/SREG), her team investigated the need for clean energy in indigenous villages located in frontier, outermost, and disadvantaged communities. The project also provided the local community and government with sustainable photovoltaic management learning that is suitable for the village. Currently, she is focusing her research on sustainable smart islands in relation to their energy transition, environmental change, and climate resilience.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Science, Assessing the Public Policy on Air Pollution of the Commune of Valdivia, Chile, by Application of the Forgotten Effects Theory, Technische Universität Dortmund

Award Date: 30 Sept 2016

Master of Science, Assessing the Public Policy on Air Pollution of the Commune of Valdivia, Chile, by Application of the Forgotten Effects Theory, Universidad Austral de Chile

Award Date: 30 Sept 2016

External positions

Planner, Regional Development Planning, Research and Innovation Board of Sumba Barat Daya

Keywords

  • Indonesia
  • Chile
  • Smart Cities
  • Island
  • Sustainable Development
  • Climate change
  • Environmental change
  • Energy transition

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