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Students with research interests in critical development studies in the Global South, with specific interests in examining intersectional intentions and impact of planning as well as implementing sustainable development goals at various socio-ecological levels.

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Nadiah Ahmad is a lecturer at the Malaysian Immersion and Pathways, where she coordinates, executes and consults on field-work based academic units. She is also aligned with the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) South-South Migration, Inequality and Development Hub, funded by the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). She completed her PhD at Monash University Malaysia in 2021. Her thesis explored the efficacy of gender mainstreaming strategies, in the context of Indonesian rural participatory development programs.

Research interests

Nadiah’s research interests include social inequalities and justice; policy processes and impact; Southeast Asian contemporary political histories and governance.

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 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

International Studies, PHD, Assessing the Efficacy of Gender Mainstreaming Strategies: A Case Study on Indonesia's Rural Participatory Programs

1 Nov 20166 Sept 2021

Award Date: 6 Oct 2021

Research area keywords

  • sustainability
  • Social Inequalities
  • policy analysis
  • governance
  • gender at work
  • community development