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SANDEE is governed by an independent Board of policy makers, scholars and donors.

SANDEE Steering Committee (2017-2020)

  • David Molden (Chair), Director General, ICIMOD, Nepal
  • Eklabya Sharma, Deputy Director General, ICIMOD, Nepal
  • A.K. Enamul Haque, Professor, East West University, Bangladesh
    Dr. A. K. Enamul Haque is affiliated to economics, East West University, Bangladesh. Dr. A. K. Enamul Haque is currently providing services as professor. Dr. A. K. Enamul Haque has authored and co-authored multiple peer-reviewed scientific papers and presented works at many national and International conferences. Dr. A. K. Enamul Haque contributions have acclaimed recognition from honorable subject experts around the world. Dr. A. K. Enamul Haque is actively associated with different societies and academies. Dr. A. K. Enamul Haque academic career is decorated with several reputed awards and funding. Dr. A. K. Enamul Haque research interests include Natural resource economics, environmental valuation, cost benefit analysis, applied microeconomics. 
  • Celine Nauges, Research Director, Toulouse School of Economics and INRA, France
    Céline Nauges is research director at the French Institute for Research in Agriculture (INRA) and member of the TSE Environmental Economics and Natural Resources thematic group. Her main research interests are in agricultural and environmental economics. Her research focuses on supply and demand management of drinking water in developed and developing countries, risk management in agriculture, and the analysis of agricultural policies and their impact on the environment.
  • Mani Nepal, Program Coordinator, SANDEE-ICIMOD, Nepal
  • Subhrendu Pattanayak, Oak Professor of Environment and Energy Policy, Duke University, USA
    Subhrendu K. Pattanayakis the Oak Professor of Environmental and Energy Policy at Duke University. He studies the causes and consequences of human behaviors related to the natural environment to help design and evaluate policy interventions in low-income tropical countries. His research is in three domains at the intersection of environment, development, health and energy: forest ecosystem services, environmental health (diarrhea, malaria, respiratory infections) and household energy transitions. 
  • Priya Shyamsundar, Lead Economist, The Nature Conservancy, USA
    Priya Shyamsundaris Lead Economist at The Nature Conservancy. With extensive experience         on the economics of environment and development, Priya’s research covers a range of local to global urban and rural environmental problems.  Previously, Priya was Founder Director of SANDEE, a research network that helps examine and identify solutions to shared environment-development challenges across seven countries in South Asia.   Priya has served on advisory committees associated with the Government of India, the World Bank and the International Geosphere-Biosphere Program.
  • E. Somanathan, Professor, The Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi, India
    Som is Professor at the Indian Statistical Institute in Delhi and Program Director at CECFEE (Centre for research on the Economics of Climate, Food, Energy and Environment) Som has also taught at Emory University, the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor and Princeton University. He was a Coordinating Lead Author for Working Group III of the Fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. He is currently the Editor of the journal Environment and Development Economics, published by Cambridge University Press. Som received a SANDEE grant in 2002 and has been a SANDEE Advisor since 2005. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University in 1995.
  • Jeff Vincent, Korstian Professor, Duke University, USA
    Jeff Vincent is the, Clarence F. Korstian Professor of Forest Economics and Management, and Co-Chair of the Master of Forestry (MF) Program in the Nicholas School. Jeff’s research focuses on the economics of natural resource management and policy in developing countries, with a primary focus on forestry issues in Asia. Currently, his main project is a 3-year NASA-funded project on mangrove conservation in South Asia, which he is implementing with a multidisciplinary group of colleagues at Duke and in South Asia. He has related work on mangroves underway in the Philippines and Thailand. Much of his work focuses on the valuation of ecosystem services of tropical forests. He also dedicates much time to capacity-building programs aimed at young environmental economists in developing countries around the world. 
  • Philippus Wester, MKAN, ICIMOD, Nepal

SANDEE Technical Committee for Research Support

  • Mani Nepal, Program Coordinator, SANDEE-ICIMOD
  • Heman Das Lohani, Professor, Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi
  • Pranab Mukhopadhyay, Professor and SANDEE Fellow, Goa University
  • Atonu Rabbani, Associate Professor, Dhaka University
  • Golam Rasul, Chief Economist, ICIMOD
  • Philippus Wester, Regional Program Manager, MKAN, ICIMOD

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