Manishka Jeevani De Mel

Senior Staff Associate II, Center for Climate Systems Research (CCSR), Columbia Climate School

Armstrong Hall MC 0205
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New York, NY 10025


Manishka has a background in climate change, conservation and environmental management. At CCSR, she carries out research, stakeholder engagement, and management of the Adaptation for Development and Conservation (ADVANCE) partnership with World Wildlife Fund (WWF). Manishka also provides technical input and capacity building for ADVANCE projects in Asia and Latin America with a focus on climate impacts and integrating climate risk information into planning. She has over 10 years of professional experience and previously worked at IUCN Sri Lanka, Environmental Foundation, and as a consultant. In 2007, she received the UNESCO MAB Young Scientist Award. Manishka has a MA in Climate and Society from Columbia University and a MS in Biodiversity, Conservation and Management from the University of Oxford, UK.


Only select publications listed below
Name Published Date
Assessing ecosystem service provision under climate change to support conservation and development planning in Myanmar 2017