Current Position: Director, Water and Adaptation Initiative at C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group.
Profile: Amanda Ikert (“Mandy”) serves as Head of Adaptation Implementation at C40. In this position she is responsible for supporting cities as they work to meet their climate change adaptation and water management goals. Before taking on this role, Mandy served as the City Director for Jakarta at C40 where she worked closely with the Governor and regional government of Jakarta to identify, develop and implement programmes and projects to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Before joining C40, Mandy was a city planner in New York, serving in both NYC’s City Planning and Parks and Recreation departments. She has a research background in urban and architectural history as well as international environmental programming, including projects with the Asia Foundation and the Aga Khan Trust for Culture.
Expertise: architectural studies, city planning, water, climate and adaptation.