Sneha is a member of the Least Developed Countries (LDC) Support Team at Climate Analytics based in Kathmandu, Nepal. She provides loss and damage-related technical advisory support to the LDC Group in the UNFCCC multilateral process, working closely with the LDC Chair, and the LDC Group’s loss and damage leads, on key issues such as the Loss and Damage Fund as well as the Santiago Network for Loss and Damage.
She also advises on regional projects in South Asia, including the development of Nepal’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC), the country’s subsequent NDC Implementation Plan and the development of a government-endorsed mid-career short course for Tribhuvan University on the Enhanced Transparency Framework.
In 2020, she was based in the Ministry of Forests and Environment in Kathmandu to
support NDC-related work.
In the past, she has worked on various environment and sustainability-related projects in Nepal, USA and Rwanda.
She has a master’s degree in environmental management from Yale University in the USA, with a focus on climate change science and solutions. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in biotechnology from Purbanchal University in Nepal.
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