Aloke leads the Sustainable Cities program of the Global Environment Facility, which supports integrated approaches towards building net-zero, nature-positive, resilient and inclusive cities. In his role, he leads programming of GEF funds for sustainable cities and manages the GEF's partnerships with cities, countries, and a range of specialized institutions. Aloke also works in the adaptation team as a Senior Climate Change Specialist in programming the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF) and Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF). In this role, he focuses on supporting development of projects in Least Developed Countries in Africa and designing strategic global projects cutting across various adaptation priorities.
Aloke has more than 20 years of extensive experience of working in non-profit, private and donor organizations on climate, natural resource management, and sustainable livelihoods projects at multiple levels. Prior to the GEF, Aloke worked as Climate and Environment Adviser in FCDO, UK in New Delhi, India where he managed climate resilient infrastructure, sustainable urban development and energy access projects. He holds a Master of Public Affairs degree from Indiana University, Bloomington, United States.