Speaker: Mr. Surendra Shrestha, Vice President for Development
Program schedule :
3:45 to 4:05- Arrival of students/participants
4:05 to 4:10 - Welcome remarks and Introduction
4:10 to 4:50 - Career talk on "Me and the Global Picture"
4:40 to 4:55 - Open forum
4:55 to 5:00 - Closing remarks and one-on-one with students/participants
The next decade will witness tectonic shifts in socio-economic and political landscape. Having knowledge of these shifts will prepare you better to be part of the future.
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About the speaker: Mr. Shrestha has had a stellar career with the United Nations, having served in management capacities in Africa, Asia, Europe and North America. As the UNEP Director for Strategic Resource Mobilization over a two-year period, his office contributed to the move to a structured annual dialogue with key donors; doubling of the financial resources from about $ 220 million to $ 510 million. He also provided lead role in contributing to new curriculum design in Tongji University (IESD), UNU (SD), collective effort for holistic curriculum on waste management with six universities. In addition, Mr. Shrestha provided intellectual leadership for the establishment of Atmospheric Brown Cloud bringing together 35 institutions and 250 scientists. He also provided institutional leadership for: the establishment/revitalization and growth of ICIMOD in Nepal; RRC.AP at AIT, Tongji Institute of Environment for Sustainable Development in Shanghai; Eco-Peace Leadership Centre in Korea; Strategic Planning and Resource Mobilization at UNEP HQ; and IETC in Osaka, Japan.
Mr. Shrestha completed his BSc. Economics and Computer Science from Keele University, Staffordshire, U.K. (1975-1978) and received his MSc. Computer Applications, from AIT (1979-1980). Among the many important positions he has held, include serving as the UNEP Regional Director / Representative for Asia and Pacific, and more recently as Director of the International Environment Technology Centre (IETC) based in Osaka, Japan.
Everyone is invited and please do not miss this opportunity to learn more about careers and life in general!