Shailly Kedia is the Associate Director of the Sustainable Development and Outreach Division at The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi and will be leading efforts on TERI’s flagship Track II initiative, World Sustainable Development Summit. She has been with TERI since 2009 and a multidisciplinary professional who has more than 15 years of experience in policy research, advocacy and capacity building. She has led interdisciplinary initiatives on sustainable development and climate change supported by agencies such as the United Nations Environment Programme, United Nations Development Programme, Asian Development Bank, Global Green Growth Institute, Ministry of External Affairs, Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change, and Finance Commission among others. Her research interests include climate policy, energy, environment, sustainable development, green growth, non-traditional security, and international organization.
In past, she has worked with the Sustainable Development Network of the World Bank in Washington, DC; and with the Center for Climate Systems Research at Columbia University and NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York. She is a Board Member of World Sustainable Development Forum and has been Member of the Taskforce on Greening Rural Development of the Ministry of Rural Development, Member of the Indo-German Expert Group on Green and Inclusive Economy, and Co-chair of the Green Growth Knowledge Platform Research Committee on Inclusiveness.
She has a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Engineering) from the National Institute of Technology, Surat, and Master of Business Administration (Finance) from University of Stirling, Scotland. She pursued a Post-baccalaureate Elective in International Development from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. She is a doctoral candidate at the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.