Policy and Practice

The World Bank

Organized the 2022 GPS Policy Forum to bring public, private and capital market stakeholders to identify action points for reducing barriers in financing for reducing nature and biodiversity losses. (2022)

Delivered keynote to identify metrics for tracking impacts of regenerative agriculture for the World Business Council of Sustainable Development (2022).  

International Water Management Institute—CGIAR

Worked with Millennium Challenge Corporation to expand rationale for investing in irrigation is Sub-Saharan Africa (2019-2022).

Informed dialogue on groundwater pumping reduction in the North China Plain in collaboration with SDC and General Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Planning and Design (GIWP, under the Ministry of Water Resources, People’s Republic of China). (2020-2022).

Informed implementation of ‘Paani Bachao Paisa Kamao’ electricity subsidy reform program of Government of Punjab/The World Bank (2019-2020).

Contributed to Policy Paper on ‘Water Security and Climate Variability’, output of the second edition of the Colombo Development Dialogue, organized by the United Nations Development Program and the London School of Economics (2018-2019)

Contributed to USAID’s Feed the Future Global Learning Agenda (2016-2018)

Informed adaptive management of USAID’s Tajikistan Water and Agricultural Project (2016-2018)

Provided technical assistance to Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation of Government of Myanmar to rehabilitate pump irrigation schemes in the Dry Zone (2016- 2019)

Provided institutional support to GFDRR—World Bank to evaluate feasibility of using open-source weather technologies in Sri Lanka for disaster risk management (2015-2017)

Influenced Irrigation Department in Sri Lanka to make budgetary allocations for using use open-source weather technology for disaster risk management (2015-2017)

Contributed to Govt. of Bangladesh ‘s National Committee on Fecal Sludge Management to draft a ‘Institutional and Regulatory Framework for Fecal Sludge Management in Rural Areas’ (2014-2016)