Sri Husnaini SofjanSENIOR CONSULTANT - PROGRAMME ADMINISTRATION & STRATEGIST Huairou Commission Malaysia
Sri Husnaini Sofjan currently serves as a Senior Consultant - Program Administrator & Strategist at Huairou Commission. Trained in political science, development economics and public administration, Sri’s experience covers a wide spectrum of fields, ranging from good governance, regional-global coordination of women’s networks and cities, and to managing and programming human settlements and gender equality projects funded by the United Nations agencies, as well as with the government. She was the first Chief Executive Officer of a state-funded women machinery, Penang Women’s Development Corporation (PWDC), from 2012-13. At PWDC she directed the first state level gender responsive budgeting initiative with the two local governments, as well as led the development of a Childcare Policy. After the post conflict and tsunami in Acheh, Indonesia, Sri did not hesitate to commit to 3 years to live in Aceh, as Programme Manager of the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM, now known as UN Women), where she successfully implemented and managed a project “Strengthening Women’s Legal Rights.“ She gained regional coordination exposure and expertise working with the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) regional project on urban management and urban governance from 1993 and was the Regional Programme Manager of UNDP’s popular The Urban Governance Initiative (TUGI), when she left in 2004. At UNDP-TUGI, she led the design and facilitation of key programmes and tools with several cities leading to creation of space for inclusion and participation of urban poor women and their communities in local governance such as the Local to Local Dialogues & Platforms, and Governance Report Cards. Sri was appointed as one of the 15-member UN-Habitat Advisory Group on Gender Issues (AGGI) in Aug 2012. Sri is committed to promoting policies and practices that empower women and gender equality, and upholding the principles for good governance in all development process.