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sarwat chowdhury
Policy Specialist & Progrmme Manager , United Nations
Seoul, Korea, Republic Of
Experienced Environmental Specialist, Policy Advisor, and Programme Manager with 20 years of demonstrated work experience in sustainable development with the UN, World Bank and others. Skilled in Climate Change, Water, Forestry, Disaster Risk Reduction, Inclusive Green Economy, Gender, Sustainable Energy. PhD degree in renewable energy and multiple publications.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Environment, Climate, Energy, Water, Sanitation
Professional Experience:
Experienced Environmental Specialist, Policy Advisor, and Programme Manager with 20 years of demonstrated work experience in sustainable development-related areas, including intergovernmental engagement and UN Country Teams. Substantial experience in leading strategic planning, development cooperation, results-based management, coordination, partnership, and resource mobilization work.
Expert in Climate Change, Water, Forestry, Disaster Risk Reduction, Inclusive Green Economy, Gender, Circular Economy and Sustainable Energy. Lived and worked in five countries across four continents, travelled in 41 countries for work, led UN missions in various developing countries.
Development professional with excellent communication, knowledge management, capacity development, advocacy skills, and multiple international peer-reviewed publications and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Policy Studies from the University of Maryland, College Park, USA. Direct work experience in developing countries with UN Country Teams, DFID, SciDev, and various donor governments. Also worked at UNDP headquarters in NY and the World Bank HQ in Washington DC, Bread for the World, the World Federalist Association, and Greenpeace International in the USA.
Education:
PhD in Policy Studies (environmental policy) from the University of Maryland, College Park, USA. Dissertation topic: Renewable energy technology and gender empowerment in developing countries.

MA in International Relations from Baylor University, Texas, USA

BA in Economics from Berea College, Kentucky, USA.
Available for:
  • Job opportunities

    Years of Experience:
    15-20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    Doctorate
    Languages:
    English, Bengali
    Nationality:
    Bangladesh
    LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarwat-chowdhury-97384b38/
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