Shivani Negi is a Junior Technical Officer (GIS and Remote Sensing) at Wetlands International South Asia
Shivani holds an Engineering Master’s degree in Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems from the Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand. Her passion for cutting-edge technologies, sustainable development, disaster risk reduction, and environmental protection has guided her career path. Her academic background has equipped her with expertise in advanced satellite image processing, web GIS technology, machine learning and Google Earth engine. She has conducted research in the western Himalayan region, specifically in Uttarakhand, focusing on the impact of forest fires. A burn severity model that was developed as a result of this study revealed a link between forest fires and declining air quality, especially when it comes to PM10 levels.
She also worked as a consultant for the United Nations in the Department of Management Strategy, Policy & Compliance (DMSPC). In this role, she specialised in geospatial and statistical data analysis, data visualisation, and machine learning. She also developed instructional materials and led geospatial data processing training courses for UN employees. In addition to her experience at the UN, she has worked for almost two years as a consultant and IT specialist, completing global projects with an emphasis on cloud-based technology.
She enjoys reading a lot, occasionally writing poetry, and listening to music in her free time.