Dr. Shyamala Mani

Dr. Shyamala Mani
Team Leader, SBM SWM Exposure Workshops

Dr. Shyamala Mani, is the team leader of SBM SWM Exposure Workshops. She holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Science from JNU, from where she also completed her M.Phil degree. She holds a M.Sc. degree in Microbiology from Madurai Kamaraj University and an M.P.H. from School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, USA. A National Science Talent Scholar, a recipient of ICAR Fellowship in Agri. Microbiology and Fogarty Int. Fellowship in Environmental Health, she has presented papers at several Conferences and Seminars in India and abroad. Her Projects have received international recognition including the UNCHS Global 100 Award for Community-based Waste Management and Low Cost Sanitation in Slums in Bangalore, the Plasticon India Award for Innovative Plastics Reuse and Recycling, Recognition by International Model Forest Network Canada and Regional Centres of Expertise of the UNU-IAS Japan for Setting up Regional Centre of Expertise at Kodagu (Coorg) for Management of Pilgrimage Places. Dr. Mani has worked as Programme Director, Waste and Resource Management at the Centre for Environment Education, a Centre of Excellence of the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Govt. of India for 25 years. At NIUA, she has helped complete Operationalizing of the National Urban Sanitation Policy (NUSP) and Waste Management Documentation Project for PEARL (Peer Exchange And Reflective Learning) programme.