Mandakini D. Surie

International Development Consultant
Australian Department of Foreign Affairs

Mandakini D. Surie is an international development consultant and practitioner with over 15 years program design, development, aid and grant management experience in South Asia. Her sectoral expertise is in the areas of natural resources management and the intersection between water, energy and food, gender and climate change.

With extensive experience managing large and complex regional programs in South Asia on sustainable development, Mandakini brings her extensive knowledge and understanding of governance systems, institutions and political economy dynamics to support the design and delivery of more effective and impactful development programs.

An experienced researcher, facilitator and communicator she has authored several reports, research papers and articles in reputed journals and international publications on a variety of development issues. Mandakini has worked with government, non-government and international development organisations including the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, The Asia Foundation, the United Nations Development Program and the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative.

A Chevening Scholar, she has a MSc. degree in Development Studies from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a MA degree in Modern Indian History from Jawaharlal Nehru University, India.