Remi Chandran is a UNU-IAS PhD fellow within the Science and Technology for Sustainable Societies programme and affiliated with the Department of Urban and Regional Planning and Geo-information Management at the University of Twente in the Netherlands. His PhD research looks into the beliefs within wildlife policy subsystem and how they influence the implementation of Wildlife Enforcement Monitoring System (WEMS) in Asia and Africa. As an architect of the Wildlife Enforcement Monitoring System (WEMS) project, Mr. Chandran describes in his presentation the various challenges WEMS has been through from its development in Asia to implementation in Africa. Drawing insights from his personal experience and research findings, he concludes that Transboundary information sharing on Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEA) is an unstructured problem which needs to be muddled through to find a solution.
Mr. Chandran has more than 13 years of experience, working with Governments and United Nations organizations in the area of environmental governance issues and has managed several national and international development projects.
He is also a recipient of UNU-IAS PhD fellowship (2012-2013), Erasmus Mundus Scholarship (2010-2013) and The Irish Government (ICOS) fellowship (1995-97). His work on WEMS initiative has been quoted by several media including Reuters, Kyodo news and Japan Times.
Mr. Chandran completed his MSc (Agriculture) from the University College Dublin (1995-97) and his BSc (Agriculture) from Kerala Agricultural University (1989-1993).