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Country Director, Tajikistan Resident Mission, Asian Development Bank
Shanny holds a Master of Development degree (Distinction) and a Bachelor of Science with Honors. She has 26 years’ experience as a development professional specializing in management of projects in Asia and the Pacific and in several sectors: agriculture, irrigation, transport, energy, water supply and sanitation, environment, education, small business, rural development, development banking, and infrastructure—primarily power and transport. She is also a project developer and manager, specializing in the areas of poverty reduction, social inclusion, conflict-sensitive development, and rural development.
In Nepal, a project looked at how biochar can improve soil health and crop yields and reduce the importation of carbon-intensive farm inputs.