SANJAY VASHIST
Director  

Sanjay has been actively working towards mobilising civil society action on Climate policies in South Asian Countries and Region. Under his leadership, CAN South Asia have increased its membership base from 20 to 200+ NGOs spread in South Asian Countries. The network has successfully consolidated Climate Actions of NGOs in the region and has build bridges with Government as partners. The combined approach of implementation-networking-advocacy-training has scaled up the outcomes from Climate Actions through implementation and policy.

The network has successfully documented the sectoral information in context with Climate impacts / responses in South Asia. The initiative has yielded desired results through informed climate policies in South Asian Countries. Previously he has worked as Advisor to Climate Policy Program of Heinrich Boell Foundation in India and Fellow with The Energy and Resource Institute in New Delhi; International Coordinator for Climate Action Network International (CANI) in Bonn and Natural Resource Scientist with Development Alternatives in New Delhi – coordinating the activities of ENGOs network also acting as focal point for ENGOs constituency of observers under UNFCCC. pursuing career in climate change science and action as well as Natural Resource Scientist among rural communities of Central India implementing community based projects objectives towards strengthening sustainable livelihoods.

He has authored, co-authored and facilitating drafting of many technical papers framing climate solutions and finding convergence on policy-practice linkage. He has been team member of technical teams constituted by multi-lateral agencies to assess the impacts of climate variables of vulnerable communities and frame policy recommendations to address them on short term and long term basis in Asia and Pacific Countries. Academically he is a ‘Forester’ with Graduation and Post-Graduation in Forestry from India. He completed his Master in Agro Forestry from Gujarat Agriculture University and Graduation in Forestry from Konkan Krishi Vidhyapeeth, Maharastra. He has 14 years of experience in Natural Resource Management, Implementation of Adaptation in key sectors and following International Climate Change discussions on various platforms for future climate change regime.