Experts in the Fields

Experts in the Fields

Reema Banerjee
Programme Coordinator

Ms. Reeme Banerjee is the Programme Coordinator for Waste and Resource Management Group, Centre for Environment Education, India. She is overall in-charge of Biomedical Waste Common facility operated by CEE in Karnataka, India. With a Masters Degree in Applied Microbiology from CSS University, Meerut, UP, India in 2000, her areas of interests include Environment Education with focus to Waste Management, Capacity Building of trainers and educators, pedagogy and curriculum development, development of IETC materials, NGO management, Liasoning with Government/ Public and Corporate sectors, CSR programmes, Policy Advocacy, social and community entrepreneurship including waste based enterprises, as well as Training and Facilitation. She is a member at Professional Groups such as Committee of Utkal Chamber of Commerce and Industries (UCCI), Orissa, Healthcare without Harm, Active Citizen, British Council and Asia South Asia Pacific Bureau of Adult Education, and IPLA. She is also Qualified Lead Auditor course on ISO-9001-2008 by British Standard Institution at Kolkata, India.

Bishal Bhari
Programme Officer

Mr. Bishal Bhari has experience working on various environmental projects related to solid waste management, plastic waste management, end-of-life vehicle management, sustainable cities, circular economy, material cycle, industry 4.0, sustainable agriculture, and water treatment. Prior to working in RRC.AP, Bishal was doing research on material cycle and material flow analysis at the Environment Preservation Research Center at Kyoto University. He has also published a peer-reviewed journal and book chapter. His role in RRC.AP is to assist in the implementation of, among other things, a regional project on marine plastic debris knowledge management. His current work interest lies in the harmonization of quantitative environmental indicators on Plastic Waste Management for ASEAN focusing on its material flow. Bishal Bhari received his M. Eng in Environmental Engineering and Management from Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand and he holds a B. Tech in Environmental Engineering from Kathmandu University, Nepal.

Guilberto Borongan
Director, RRC.AP; Head of Waste and Resource Management Cluster

Mr. Guilberto Borongan has over 20 years of experience on various resource scales in waste management and 3Rs (reduce, reuse and recycle) in Southeast and East Asian countries. He is extensively knowledgeable in programme and project design, and implementation, policy assessment and management, capacity building and knowledge management support. Mr. Borongan has rich experience in resource mobilization and operations management in international multi- and bilateral funded projects. His focus areas include the development of environmentally sustainable national waste management and 3R strategies for the developing countries of Asia. Mr. Borongan has intensive experience in building capacities for local governments and providing technical assistance to partners at both national and regional levels on waste management. He has been engaged in regional policy development and advocacy on environment and health in Southeast and East Asian countries. He is also reputed for leadership on strategic planning and partnership building with demonstrated ability for effective team management, strong organization techniques.

Sunil Herat
Senior Lecturer

Dr. Sunil Herat is a Senior Lecturer at the Griffith School of Engineering, Griffith University. Presently the program coordinator of the Master of Environmental Engineering on-line program offered by Griffith University, he is specialized in solid and hazardous waste management especially related to developing countries. He is an expert on training programs in municipal solid waste management, hazardous waste management and cleaner production and eco-efficiency. One area of interest include managing electronic waste (E-waste) in developing countries with special focus on policy development and regulatory aspects, implementing 3R (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) activities in developing countries especially related to implementing cleaner production concepts in small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs), managing healthcare waste and resource recovery from waste including energy recovery and composting, and community based solid waste management.

Solomon Kofi Mensah Huno
Senior Programme Officer

Solomon Huno is a Senior Programme Officer of the Waste and Resource Management Cluster of AIT RRC.AP. Solomon has over 10 years of hands-on multi-disciplinary experience in public service and private sector consulting and research in Africa and South East Asia. He possesses sound knowledge in project design, policy management, result-based monitoring and evaluation, and is confident in handling complex projects. He has been engaged the design and implementation of key projects related to technology and policy assessment, and monitoring, participatory technology transfer and the provision of technical backstopping in policy and technology deployment for sustainable environmental systems management. His current work and interests are in exploring the development and diffusion of key environmental innovations, and transformative policies to promote pollution prevention, waste and resource management, and sustainability in ecological and the social systems.

Vilas Nitivattananon

Dr. Vilas Nitivattananon is currently working as Professor in the field of Urban Innovation and Sustainability, Department of Development and Sustainability, School of Environment, Resources and Development at Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok, Thailand. He has been working in AIT since 2004. His areas of specialization and research interests are climate change risk and adaptation, economic and environmental assessment, management of infrastructure and services, waste recycling and systems management, urban environmental management, and water engineering. He obtained his Ph.D. from University of Pittsburg (U.S.A.), his two Master's degrees from Asian Institute of Technology and Thammasat University, and his Bachelor's degree from Chulalongkorn University (Thailand).

Dini Trisyanti

Ms. Dini Trisyanti holds an M.Sc. in International Program of Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Infrastructure, (EESI) from the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden in 2004, with a Bachelor of Engineering, from Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia in 2000. She is currently the Deputy for Capacity Building and Technical Assistance and Board Member of the Indonesia Solid Waste Association (InSWA) and the Director of Sustainable Waste Indonesia (PT. Sendang Bumi Wastama). She specializes in solid waste management with over ten years of experience in technical assistance for environmental programs. She has been involved in projects within the World Bank, ESP-USAID, Unilever, Danida, GIZ, as well as ministerial and local governments of Indonesia. Her interest is in Municipal solid waste management, facilitation of dialog between government – private – communities, building capacity on multi-aspect of municipal solid waste issues, as well as technically assisting implementation of solid waste management system.