Asha has 10 years of experience in managing projects and investment/grant programs in the areas of biodiversity conservation, climate change and natural resource management (water and forests) with specific reference to small island developing states. Asha has worked at the NGO, public sector, and multilateral levels and has engaged at numerous stages of her career with the academic and private sectors. Her most recent role was a short term consultant with the World Bank Global Water Practice, supporting knowledge management and Bank operational activities of the Water Supply and Sanitation, Global Solutions Group. Asha has also worked with the UNDP Sub-Regional Office (for Bahamas, Turks and Caicos Islands, Cayman Islands, Bermuda, Jamaica), where she served as the Environment focal point providing technical advice and managing the programming and monitoring of national and regional projects and prior to that at the Environmental Foundation of Jamaica (the first debt/for nature swap negotiated by the country). Asha has an MSc in Environment and Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), University of London.
Area of Expertise:
SIDS regional team, IAPs, Land Degradation
GEF Secretariat - Programs Unit