Experts' profiles - Suresh Raj
Suresh Raj
Suresh Raj is a Fiji Islander with 20 years work experience in a wide range of environmental and sustainable development issues including waste minimisation and management, ozone depletion, climate change, and energy planning. He has worked for the Fijian Government and regional organizations in the Pacific such as the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS) and the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP). He joined UNEP in January 2001 as a Capacity Building Manager in the Division of Technology, Industry & Economics. Since May 2007, he has moved back to the Pacific on reassignment as UNEP Representative/Programme Officer for the Pacific Islands.

Suresh has a Bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Auckland (New Zealand), and a Masters degree in Fuel Technology and PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of New South Wales (Australia).

Suresh has thorough knowledge of the national and regional environmental policies in the Pacific Region and the special needs and challenges of SIDS. During the course of his career, he has worked with a wide range of stakeholders in Governments, municipal authorities, regional organisations, NGOs, academic institutions, technical training institutions and the private sector.

He has published about 40 papers and reports in international journals and reports on a wide range of environmental issues.
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