Dr. Shyamala Mani

Dr. Shyamala Mani is a Professor at National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA). She has an MSc. in Microbiology from Madurai Kamaraj University, M. Phil and Ph. D degrees in Environmental Science from JNU, India and an MPH from School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, USA. She is also a national science talent scholar, a recipient of ICAR Fellowship in Agri. Microbiology and Fogarty Int. fellowship in Environmental Health. 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 the Regional Centre of Expertise at Kodagu (Coorg) for management of pilgrimage places. She has worked as Programme Director, Waste and Resource Management at the Centre for Environment Education (CEE), Ahmedabad 25 years before she joined NIUA, where she has helped complete Operationalising of the National Urban Sanitation Policy (NUSP) and waste management documentation project for PEARL.