"Meenakshi Raman is Legal Advisor and Senior Researcher at Third World Network and is based in Geneva. She is also a Member of the Board of Friends of the Earth International and Honorary Secretary to Friends of the Earth Malaysia (Sahabat Alam) Malaysia. As Legal Advisor to the Consumers’ Association of Penang in Malaysia, she currently heads its Community Mobilisation Section, which works with farmers and fisher folk. She has served as Chair of Friends of the Earth International (2004-2008), an international organization with 77 member groups. At Third World Network, Ms. Raman currently coordinates the Climate Change Programme and has actively been involved in the intergovernmental climate negotiations, from Bali to Cancun. She has been monitoring and reporting on the negotiations and providing analysis and support both to developing country governments as well as to civil society participants. Upon graduation in 1982, Ms. Raman and a colleague set up the first public interest law firm in Malaysia, which launched her legal practice assisting consumers."