Yuyun Ismawati is a Senior Advisor and co-founder of BALIFOKUS Foundation, a Bali-based environmental NGO. Yuyun has broad and rich experiences in urban environmental management issues, environmental health and sanitation, as well as climate and toxics issues.
She has been involved in the development of several successful community-based sanitation and solid waste management programs from pilot into the mainstream as national programs and familiar working with multi-stakeholders, public and private financing schemes, participatory approach and bottom-up planning and development. Yuyun has experience in developing voluntary carbon support projects and involved in the development of the CDM (Clean Development Mechanism) National Strategy Paper for Solid Waste Management and the Manual for CDM Projects in Solid Waste Management in Indonesia.
At the global level, Yuyun is affilitated to IPEN (International POPs Elimination Network), a strong network of 700 public interest NGOs in 110 countries working towards a toxics-free future. She is currently actively involve in mercury treaty negotiation process and SAICM (Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management) implementation. On mercury issue, she is actively involve to implement and promote the elimination of mercury uses in Artisanal and Small-scale Gold Mining and mercury-free health care facilities, including the environmentally sound management of mercury.
With Health Care Without Harm, she is also actively involve in promoting Green and Health Hospitals programs in Indonesia and the Southeast Asia region, working together with hospitals, health system, private sector and governments to have a greener and healthier health care facilities. Together with GAIA (Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives) she is advocating non-incineration medical and solid waste management and promoting safer alternatives.
Yuyun holds an environmental engineering bachelor degree from Institute Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia and MSc in Environmental Change and Management from the University of Oxford.
Yuyun Ismawati is a Goldman Environmental Prize awardee 2009, Ashoka Fellow, LEAD Fellow and the Ancora Scholar. She is also serve as the Steering Committee member of IPEN and GAIA.