Betty Barkha is currently a PhD Candidate at Monash University, Centre for Gender Peace and Security (Monash GPS). Her PhD research is focused on examining the gendered impacts of climate change-induced mobilities in the Pacific, specifically looking at planned relocation and displacement. Betty is a recipient of the Monash University Faculty of Arts International Postgraduate Research Scholarship. Betty was the Monash GPS Visiting Youth Fellow in Women's Rights in Asia and the Pacific in 2017 and holds a Masters of Arts in Sociology and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Psychology.
Betty has been involved with various international development organisations in the Pacific and Asia since 2009. She is currently the Co-Chair of the International Women's Development Agency (IWDA) and on the board of directors for the CIVICUS alliance and the Association of Women in Development (AWID). Betty also serves as an advisor to FRIDA Young Feminist Fund and the Global Resilience Fund for Women and Girls (in response to COVID-19).