Surendra Shrestha is Director of Strategic Resource Mobilization and Special Initiatives of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) based in Bangkok, Thailand. He oversees UNEP’s strategic resource mobilization and relevant policy development, working closely with various development partners of UNEP.
He has more than twenty years of expertise in mobilizing political and financial support for UNEP’s programs and leading multi-disciplinary teams in the areas of assessment, policy development and multilateral agreements at regional and global level. He was previously Regional Director and Representative (Asia and the Pacific) at UNEP.
Before joining UNEP, he previously held senior positions at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) and the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD).
He was a member of the Holcim Awards jury for region Asia Pacific in 2005.