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Mahendra Saywack supports the Climate Policy and Implementation team at Climate Analytics as a Climate Resilience Policy and Planning Specialist. He is eminently qualified in environmental and natural resources management, with experience in Strategic Planning, Project Management, Results-based Monitoring and Evaluation Systems, Environmental Compliance and Enforcement, Integrated Coastal Zone Management, among other areas. He holds a Master of Science Degree in Climate Change and Development from the University of Sussex, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Guyana. He has professional and specialized training in Climate Finance Readiness, Climate Adaptation Planning and Monitoring and Evaluation.
Before joining Climate Analytics, Mahendra served as an Operations Assistant Consultant, within the Country Programming Division of the Green Climate Fund (GCF). In that capacity, he supported the preparation of country programming documents, the operations of the GCF readiness programme and project preparation facility, and engaged in structured dialogues with the Fund’s accredited entities, delivery partners, focal points and national designated authorities within Latin America and the Caribbean.
In the past five years, Mahendra has supported the Government of Guyana in the development of various policy-guiding documents including its INDC to the UNFCCC, Climate Resilience Strategy and Action Plan, and National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan. He is also the recipient of several academic awards including a Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) Extra-Regional Scholarship (2012) to pursue graduate studies and a CCRIF Regional Internship Award (2015) with the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC).
Saywack, M. 2014. Climate Smart Agriculture: Can It Be Achieved?, University of Sussex, United Kingdom
Saywack, M. 2014. Why is a hardware financing policy mechanism like the CDM inadequate to facilitate low carbon technology transfer to many developing countries?, University of Sussex, United Kingdom