Senior Technical Advisor - Adaptation, BDP/EEG/GEF (Outposted HQ Staff)
Pradeep Kurukulasuriya is EEG/GEF's Senior Technical Advisor for Climate Change Adaptation within the Strategies and Adaptation team.
provides leadership on all EEG/GEF programmes related to climate adaptation and low-emission climate-resilient development strategies.
As of March 7, 2011, Pradeep
is based out of the Asia Pacific Regional Centre
will continue to lead efforts around the world on supporting countries to access, combine and sequence financing from the various global climate funds as well as other sources of finance, including from the private sector.
Pradeep joined UNDP (HQ) in 2005 to help establish UNDP/GEF's work programme on adaptation.
is part of a network of EEG Principal/ Senior Technical Advisors located either in NY or in a Regional Centre who, together with Regional Practice Team Leaders, are spearheading EEG's efforts to design, finance and implement cutting edge environment/ climate programs.
From his base in APRC, Pradeep will also continue his global responsibilities of overseeing a team of Regional Technical Advisors based in Bangkok, Apia, Pretoria, Bratislava and Panama City.
An economist by training, Pradeep holds a PhD in Environmental Economics from Yale University, M.Phil and MSc from Yale and MPhil from Cambridge University.
His research findings on the microeconomic valuation of climate change impacts and various adaptation options (crop choice, irrigation, etc) in the agriculture sector has been published in leading international journals such as World Bank Economic Review, Climatic Change, African Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics, Environmental and Resource Economics, Climate Change Economics and others.
, a Sri Lankan national, is in Bangkok with his
wife Sharmila, currently on leave from UNICEF and their 3 small kids.