Dr Shailly Kedia is a policy researcher who is an Associate Director and Senior Fellow with the Centre for Sustainable Development Research and Leadership at The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI). Since 2021, she is also the Curator of TERI’s flagship initiative - the World Sustainable Development Summit. Dr Kedia has been with TERI since 2009 and is a multidisciplinary research professional with over 17 years of experience in policy research, outreach, and capacity building. Her areas of expertise include green budgeting, sustainable development policy, green growth, green public procurement, sustainable consumption and production, international organization, finance, and the interface between traditional and non-traditional security. She has pioneered the policy innovation of green budgeting.
In the past, Dr Kedia has worked with the Sustainable Development Network of the World Bank in Washington, DC; and with the Center for Climate Systems Research at Columbia University and NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York. A Board Member of World Sustainable Development Forum, she is a Co-chair of the Taskforce on Sustainable Lifestyles of the Think-20, an Engagement Group of the G20. She has also been Member of the Taskforce on Greening Rural Development of the Ministry of Rural Development; Member of the Indo-German Expert Group on Green and Inclusive Economy; and Co-chair of the Green Growth Knowledge Platform Research Committee on Inclusiveness. Dr Kedia has a doctoral degree in International Organization from the School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, Master of Business Administration (Finance) from University of Stirling, Scotland, and Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Engineering) from the National Institute of Technology, Surat. She has pursued a Post-baccalaureate Elective in International Development from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University and completed an Executive Programme on Leadership from Harvard Business School.