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. She has been highlighting issues related to the environment and climate change through her writings, and advocacy through seminars and moderation of panel discussions and round tables. As a development practitioner, she is associated in a voluntary capacity with Indus Earth Trust and Baanhn Beli as the elected President of the executive committee and Board of Trustees. She can be reached on Twitter as @afiasalam and Afia Salam on LinkedIn.