Suryani serves as Country Coordinator for UrbanShift in Indonesia, leading the project and serving as the focal point between Indonesian cities and the global UrbanShift team. Prior to joining ICLEI, Suryani was a City Advisor to Jakarta with C40 Cities, assisting the city to tackle climate change through robust climate and resilient planning. She has worked with Mercy Corps to build more resilient communities in vulnerable districts in Jakarta; with USAID to enhance Indonesia's government and community resilience to climate change and weather-related natural disasters; and with the World Bank Jakarta Office to shape disaster risk reduction and broader adaptation measures. Suryani holds an MSc in Sociology from the University of Indonesia, with a research focus on Environmental Sociology. She is a senior research fellow at the Resilience Development Initiative.