Asima Siahaan is a lecturer at the Department of Public Administration at Universitas Sumatera Utara, Indonesia. She has a Masters degree in Development Studies from Monash University Australia and PhD from Massey University New Zealand. Her research interests include gender and governance, electronic governance, disaster management, public administration ethics and community development. Asima holds various research grants and fellowships which allows her to be a visiting scholar at universities outside Indonesia. She is involved in capacity building training on gender and community development for local government officials. Her research interest is on gender and public service and disaster management. She is a co-researcher on the research project ‘Joining the race: Pathways to politics for grassroots and development-sector women in Sri Lanka and Indonesia’.
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