Speaker's Profile 

Rojina Manandhar

Programme Officer, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)

Rojina Manandhar is a Programme Officer in the Adaptation Programme at the secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in Germany. She leads the work under the Nairobi Work Programme on Impacts, Vulnerability, and Adaptation to Climate Change and more recently emerging work on the local communities and indigenous people’s platform. 

A major part of her work covers the provision of information and knowledge on climate change impacts and vulnerability assessments, and adaptation planning and practices, as well as fostering collaborative partnerships with governments, experts and relevant organizations in scaling up adaptation action in countries at all levels. 

Over the past 12 years, Manandhar has worked on the scientific, technical, and policy aspects of impacts, vulnerability, and adaptation to climate change, and in particular the science-policy-practice interface in South Asia, North America, and Europe.

She holds a BSc in Environmental Science from St Xavier’s College, Kathmandu University, Nepal; a Master of Environmental Management from Duke University, USA, under a Fulbright Scholarship; and an MBA from the University of Twente, Netherlands.