Ranak Maher

Project manager, Climate Change research group

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Telephone: +44 (0)20 3463 7399
Languages: English, Gujarati (spoken), Spanish (basic)

A passionate supporter of social and environmental causes with a particular interest in global inequalities and conservation.


Project management; sustainability; budgeting; partnership management; communications.

Before IIED

  • Donation and fulfilment assistant, Brooke
  • Travelled and worked for five years in a variety of roles across Asia, New Zealand, Australia and South America
  • Community campaigner volunteer, Action Aid


  • MSc sustainability (environment and development), University of Leeds
  • BSc environmental conservation, University of Leeds

Current work

Supporting the implementation of the LDC Initiative for Effective Adaptation and Resilience (LIFE-AR) including contractual and financial management, organising events, logistics and administration.

Ranak is a co-chair of IIED’s race and racism working group, supporting and taking forward IIED’s efforts in becoming an anti-racist organisation.