Earth Institute Staff Directory

Haresh Bhojwani

Senior Advisor to the Director , International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) , The Earth Institute

120 Monell
61 Route 9W
PO Box 1000
Palisades, NY 10964

BIOGRAPHY: Bhojwani has more than 20 years of experience in international development, social reform, equity, and justice issues. He worked in El Salvador with refugees and ex-combatants to establish communities during the transition to peace in 1993 and 1994. He created the first legal services for the indigent in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and represented long-term detainees and human rights victims in the U.S. and Spain. From 1999 to 2005, Bhojwani worked with indigenous communities, NGOs, the private sector, and government agencies to establish and manage economic development programs in Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, and Brazil. His experience in legal, management, negotiation, training, and science-policy interactions have led him to consult for and advise organizations working in South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean.