Senior Gender Specialist
Dr Suman Bisht joined ICIMOD as a Gender and Climate Change Expert in January 2012, with a special focus on the role of women and gender in adaptation to climate change. She is working on integrating and strengthening gender analysis in various components of the Himalayan Climate Change Adaptation Programme (HICAP). Dr Bisht, an Indian national, has a doctorate from the Department of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University, India. She has more than 12 years of experience in mainstreaming gender in development work across different sectors. She has worked with grassroots organizations, women’s groups, trade unions, and national and international NGOs in India, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, and most recently Rwanda. Dr Bisht has contributed to national-level perspective documents on institutionalizing and mainstreaming gender in development work and has also been involved in quantitative and qualitative research and documentation on gender-based violence and sexual and reproductive health issues. She has many published articles and has co-authored a book, From Thought to Action: Building strategies on violence against women.