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Ratna Patriana is a Research Assistant at the Center for Climate Risk and Opportunity Management in Southeast Asia and the Pacific (CCROM SEAP), Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia. She is also an MSc candidate from the Department of Rural Sociology, Bogor Agricultural University. From 2014 to 2015 she joined a Graduate Program for Fostering Frontiers in Populations, Activities, Resources and Environments Chain (PARE Program) and spent seven months at Hokkaido University, Japan as a PARE Program Student.

Since 2011 she has been involved in several CCROM SEAP research projects relating to climate change mitigation and adaptation. Her role mainly focuses on enhancing public capacity and climate change awareness into local development plans. She is currently assisting the District Government of Tana Toraja, South Sulawesi in developing the Regional Action Plan on Climate Change Adaptation, as well as assessing the Climate Change Risks on High Land Area in Tana Toraja to enable the development of appropriate adaptation options during the Third National Communication to the UNFCCC.