Ashish Tiwari

Secretary, Environment, Forest & Climate Change Department Government of Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

Highly motivated Senior Executive, a member of Indian Forest Service (IFS), with more than 25 years of proven success spanning across Policy and Planning Level senior positions namely Secretary (Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Government of Uttar Pradesh), Member Secretary (Uttar
Pradesh Pollution Control Board), Member Secretary (UP State Climate Change Authority), Member Secretary (Uttar Pradesh Environment Impact Assessment Authority) & execution level positions as Protected Area Manager and Head of Forest at district levels in diverse bio-geographic zones in the State of Uttar Pradesh.

Demonstrated history of working in the government and also with community, local stake holders, premier research/technological Institutes of Repute and international organizations like World Bank, UNEP, GIZ, JICA etc. in the fields of Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation, Environmental Conservation, Pollution Control, Bio-diversity Conservation, Forestry and Wildlife Conservation, Joint Forest Management, Eco-Development, Eco-tourism, Sustainable Harvesting Practices of Forest Resources, implementation of Forest Rights Act and recognition of Individual and Community Forest Rights.

Having successful in depth exposure at both implementation and policy-planning level, known for maximizing performance by developing and seamlessly executing plans in multi stakeholder and interdepartmental structures.
Skilled in innovative technologies application, online monitoring systems & virtual monitoring for pollution control, pollution abatement planning, environmental compliance & awareness, climate change mitigation, and natural resource conservation.
Strong professional with technical, theoretical and practical educational background from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and Forest Research Institute, Deemed University (Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy), Dehradun.

Ashish Tiwari was awarded WWF-PATA Bagh Mitra Award for Tiger Conservation in 2015. He was also awarded certificate on commendation by The Governor of Uttar Pradesh for Biodiversity Conservation in 2002. Certificate of Commendation was also awarded by Government of UP for his
outstanding work in the field of Environment, Forest & Climate Change in 2019.