Afia Salam is a Masters in Geography and a career journalist having four decades of experience in print, electronic, and web journalism. She is a LEAD, FNF’s International Academy of Leadership & Australia Awards Fellow, and a member of the IUCN Commission on Education & Communications and the Commission on Economic & Social Policy. She is also a member of the national coordinating body for Marine Protected Areas and the Prime Minister’s advisory body, the National Climate Change Council. Afia is dedicated to environmental and climate change issues, advocating through her writings, seminars, and moderating panel discussions. As a development practitioner, she volunteers with Indus Earth Trust and Baanhn Beli as the elected President of the executive committee and Board of Trustees.