Deputy Secretary General
ICLEI Local Governemnts for Sustainability
Emani Kumar is the Deputy Secretary General of ICLEI Global and also the Executive Director of ICLEI South Asia since its founding in 2005. With degrees in Environmental Management, Environmental Planning and Civil Engineering, Emani has more than eighteen years of professional experience on issues related to climate change policy and planning, local governance, renewable energy and energy efficiency, social accountability, systems management and auditing.
Previously Kumar has worked with the Confederation of Indian Industry and also with the National Institute of Urban Affairs. Apart from overseeing the organisation’s strategic development, he also coordinates various multi-year & small scale projects and research work.
In his role as ICLEI Deputy Secretary General, Emani Kumar works with all the offices in Asia, to ensure cohesion in implementation of ICLEI’s agendas and spearhead advocacy activities in the region.