Felix von Sury

Honorary Advisor

Felix von Sury, a Swiss citizen, has extensive experience in international and development cooperation. He served for 13 years in the SDC, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, Swiss Foreign Ministry, where he was among others Country Director for Nepal and Division Head for Eastern Europe. From 2000 until 2011 he was Executive Director of Intercooperation, a major Swiss development NGO active mainly in the fields of renewable natural resources, agriculture, forestry and climate change. Since 2012 von Sury works as a free-lance consultant.
Felix von Sury did his MSc and PhD from ETH Zurich, specializing in pasture agronomy. Long-term professional assignments took him to Peru, Australia and India.
Felix von Sury is engaged in community affairs. He is the chairman of the planning and environment commission of the city of Solothurn. He is member of the board of IISD, the International Institute of Sustainable Development, and a member of the stakeholder committee of EAWAG.

Prof. Nandakumar Divakaran Nair

Senior Advisor – Climate Change and Environment

Prof. Nandakumar Divakaran Nair has joined ICSD as Senior Advisor – Climate Change and Environment.  He has a PhD in Geography from the University of Victoria, Canada, an MPhil (Regional Development and Planning) from JNU and a Masters in MA (Geography), CSRD/JNU.  He has more than 25 years of experience in academics, social/policy research and consulting in varying fields of Environment, Planning and Development. His current engagements are mainly with key stakeholders in the Government, Private sector and NGOs, Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), International Collective in Support of Fish workers (ICSF), Protsahan and Nippon Koei India Ltd. As a team leader and member he has managed several consulting assignments like mapping violations of CRZ norms at National level; developed priority actions for policy reforms and policy impact analysis on Climate Change in Kerala State; involved in studies on various coastal and fisheries issues etc.