Mahesh Pradhan  

With over 16 years of service to UNEP, Mr. Mahesh Pradhan provides support to the Environmental Governance team at ROAP with focus on sub-regional partnerships and the annual Asia Pacific Sub-Regional Environmental Policy Dialogue (SEPD). He leads the environmental education nexus, particularly through the ongoing partnership at the UNEP-Tongji Institute of Environment for Sustainable Development (IESD) in Shanghai, and coordinates specific partnerships, such as the Asia Europe Environment Forum (ASEF).


In March 2009, he was assigned as Interim Director of the joint AIT/UNEP Regional Resource Centre for Asia and the Pacific (RRC.AP). The Centre focuses on four support functions: Regional Support, Network Support, Knowledge Support and Institutional Support. Key activities at RRC.AP include a strong focus on atmospheric issues, such as the Atmospheric Brown Cloud (ABC), the East Asia Acid Deposition Monitoring Network (EANET), the Malé Declaration on Control and Prevention of Air Pollution and its Likely Transboundary Effects for South Asia, the Regional Knowledge Platform on Climate Change Adaptation for South and Southeast Asia, amongst others. RRC.AP currently has close to 40 staffs, and celebrated its 20th anniversary in September 2009.