Personal profile


Sandy Nofyanza is a PhD student at the Global Development Institute, University of Manchester. His research interests include ecological economics, political economy of the environment, REDD+, and impact evaluation of forestry and climate policies. He holds a master’s in environmental management and development (advanced) from the Australian National University and a bachelor’s in economics and development studies from Universitas Padjadjaran.

Prior to embarking on a PhD studentship, he worked as a researcher at the Center for International Forestry Research-World Agroforestry (CIFOR-ICRAF, 2020-2023), as a research assistant at Crawford School of Public Policy, the Australian National University (2018) and at Research Center for Climate Change, Universitas Indonesia (2015-2017). He also served as a junior expert staff at the Executive Office of the President of Indonesia (2016-2017).

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 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Arts, Australian National University

Jan 2018Nov 2019

Award Date: 30 Nov 2019

Bachelor of Economics, Universitas Padjadjaran

Aug 2010May 2014

Award Date: 30 May 2014

Areas of expertise

  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • Ecological Economics
  • REDD+
  • Political Economics
  • Forestry and land-based sectors
  • Conservation policy