Roshni Peshavaria has a background in Information Systems and Technology with a focus on Design and Networking.
She joined the UN in 2005 as an intern working for the Capacity Building Branch for the Division of Early Warning and Assessment (DEWA) in UNEP. She was later hired as a Consultant on Information Technology (IT) by that branch and worked there till June, 2010. During her consultancy with DEWA, she worked on several projects such as Prototype Environmental Assessment and Reporting Landscape (PEARL - www.unep.org/pearl), Marketplace for Environmental Training and Online Resources (MENTOR - www.unep.org/mentor) and Country Environmental Profiles Information System (CEPIS). Her role in these projects focused on website design and management, IT support, collection, synthesis and analysis of data, and communication.
She is now working as the IT Specialist working for UNEP's engagement in the Millennium Development Goals Achievement Fund (MDG-F), a Spanish Fund that brought about USD 900 million for the advancement of the MDGs and the UN reform. UNEP is the lead agency for 17 projects (Joint Programmes) on the thematic window for Environment and Climate Change, and is carrying out the Knowledge Management component of the project. Roshni's responsibilities include developing support tools for internal and external communication between the 17 Joint Programmes and UNEP, developing and managing the relevant interactive IT tools that are being used in the project, providing media and communication support to all the Joint Programmes, and training and providing support on the usage of the IT tools.
In her free time, Roshni loves to escape to the African bush to observe and learn more about the intricacies of nature, with a high interest in wildlife!