Experts' profiles - Kamala Ernest
Kamala Ernest

Kamala Ernest is a Programme Officer at UNEP's Division of Technology, Industry and Economics (DTIE). She leads UNEP’s work on promoting efficient mass transit systems and low carbon transport development strategies. She is also the task manager for the cleaner fuels and vehicles programme in the Middle East and West Asia ( MEWA) region.

Prior to joining UNEP in 2005, Kamala worked in the field of industrial energy efficiency, environmental management and climate change issues in the oil and gas sector with the Malaysia Energy Centre and PETRONAS. She has contributed to various energy related studies in support of the National Energy and Environment Policy of Malaysia.

Kamala received an Advanced Diploma in Environmental Diplomacy (2010) from the University of Geneva. She also has a Masters of Science degree in Computer Systems Engineering (2004) and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Applied Statistics and Operational Research (1999), both from Malaysia.

Kamala's interests include development planning, energy and environmental policy and project management in the transport /energy sector. She is currently managing the Low Carbon Transport Project in India and is developing a joint programme on promoting Bus Rapid Transit systems in Africa in partnership with UN-HABITAT.

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