Mahesh Pradhan

Mahesh Pradhan

Coordinator, Strategic Partnerships and Knowledge Management, International Environmental Technology Centre, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Mahesh has over 20 years of experience with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) on Environmental Education. He launched the Global Universities Partnership on Environment and Sustainability (GUPES) in the lead up to the Rio+20 Summit, which currently comprises over 800 universities from Africa, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Caribbean, Europe, North America, and West Asia. Mahesh also launched UNEP’s first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on ecosystems-based disaster risk reduction, with a rapidly increasing portfolio. He is working on a knowledge management platform on holistic waste management, and a graduate curriculum through UNEP’s International Environmental Technology Centre in Osaka.