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IPEN Steering Committee Member Yuyun Ismawati named an Inspiring Woman of the Year by Forbes Indonesia

In addition to being an IPEN Steering Committee Member, Yuyun is also IPEN's Lead on Artisanal and Small Scale Gold Mining.

Read the announcement of Yuyun as an Inspiring Woman of the Year 2014 in Forbes Indonesia below, or here.

Ahmad Zamroni / Forbes Indonesia


Yuyun Ismawati. Age: 49, married, 2 children

Senior Advisor and Co-founder, Balifokus
Yuyun Ismawati is in a war against mercury. The campaign arises out of a life-long interest to environmentalism. She graduated from the Bandung Institute of Technology in environmental engineering in 1990. In 2000, she founded an NGO, the Balifokus Foundation, focusing on environmental health issues. For her work on environmentalism, Yuyun was recognized as an Ashoka Fellow in 2002. She was also awarded the Goldman Environmental Prize in 2009.