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Sonia Akter

Assistant Dean (Research) and Assistant Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore

Sonia Akter is Assistant Dean (Research) and Assistant Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew (LKY) School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore. Previously she was Scientist at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) where she led the Gender Research Team and was the coordinator for gender research of the Global Rice Science Partnership (GRiSP) program of the CGIAR (2014-2015). Her three key research interests are climate change mitigation and adaptation policy, agriculture and food security, gender equity and women empowerment. For more information, please visit: