Ritesh Kumar

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Conservation Programme Manager

Dr. Ritesh Kumar leads the technical programme of Wetlands International South Asia.

A natural resources economist by training, Ritesh has nearly two decades of work experience on wetlands of South Asia, specifically on the aspects of integrated management planning, ecosystem services assessment and valuation and mainstreaming wetlands in development. He has led multidisciplinary projects on the formulation of management action plans, environmental flows assessment, wetlands and climate change adaptation, and ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction.

Ritesh is also a nominated member of the Scientific and Technical Review Panel of Ramsar Convention, and a coordinating lead author at the Inter-governmental Science Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).