With more than 25 years of experience, Emani has been intensely working on issues related to climate change policy and planning, local governance, renewable energy and energy efficiency, social accountability, systems management, and auditing. After studying Civil Engineering, his keen interest in environmental issues led him to specialize in Environmental Management and Environmental Planning. Emani has been the Executive Director of ICLEI South Asia since its founding in 2005. He was also appointed as Deputy Secretary-General of ICLEI in the year 2013. In this role, Emani works with all the offices in Asia, to ensure cohesion in the implementation of ICLEI’s pathways and spearhead advocacy activities in the region; he also supports the Secretary-General in representing ICLEI at all international fora.