Srabani Roy is the Head of Programs for Asia and the Pacific. Srabani is responsible for overseeing GGGI’s programs and operations in lower and lower-middle income countries (LDCs and LMICs) in the region. She provides strategic leadership and guidance to the countries in the region with regard to program development and implementation. She works with country teams to support the strategic expansion of GGGI in the region as well as the development and delivery of programs within GGGI’s strategic themes (energy, water, land-use and green city development) in the Asia-Pacific region. In addition, Srabani guides and supports country teams to develop and implement the resource mobilization plans at country level, strengthen donors’ confidence in GGGI’s country operations, and promotes regional cooperation on knowledge, experience sharing, and communications.
Srabani has over 20 years of international experience in the areas of environmental policy, green and sustainable development, natural resource management, and environmental governance. She has experience in strategic program and project development and planning, donor relations, and has worked in public sector organizations, intergovernmental organizations, private consulting firms, as well as with environmental advocacy groups. Previously, Srabani served as the Asia-Director for the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) in Sri Lanka, one of 15 research centers that are part of the CGIAR consortium. Prior to that, Srabani was the Environment Theme Director for The Asia Foundation, where she lead the development and expansion of the Foundation’s environmental programs across Asia. Srabani also worked for several years with the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) in Kathmandu, Nepal working on development of NRM programs in the Hindu-Kush Himalayas. She has also worked on U.S. environmental policy development for Abt Associates, as a contractor to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In addition, Srabani has a background in journalism and communications and has worked both as a freelance journalist and as the communications manager for the Bank Information Center, a Washington, DC-based advocacy group that works to promote social and environmental safeguards of the multilateral development banks.
Srabani has a M.A. in Energy and Environmental Policy from Boston University as well as a M.Sc. in Journalism from Columbia University, and a B.Sc. in Geology from Beloit College.