Preety M. Bhandari

Director, Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management Division (SDCD) of the Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department (SDCC), ADB

Preety M. Bhandari is currently the Director for Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management Division of the Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department (SDCC) at ADB, and also serving as Chief of Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management thematic group. She is responsible for providing policy and strategic direction to ADB’s climate change program and also leads the work on climate finance, with a particular focus on accessing finance from the Climate Investment Funds (CIFs) and the Green Climate Fund (GCF).

Prior to joining ADB, she was heading the Finance, Technology and Capacity Building Program of the secretariat of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. She has also worked as the Director of the Policy Analysis Division at TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute) in India and is on the editorial board of Climate Policy.

In sessions: Scaling up Climate Finance through Financial Intermediaries, Transformative Change Through Gender and Social Inclusion