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Sonia Chand Sandhu

MS Environmental Engineering
Senior Advisor - Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development
Asian Development Bank
ssandhu [at]

Environmental Fields of Interest

Sustainable Development


Sonia Chand Sandhu, an environment engineer and climate resilience and sustainable development specialist, is senior advisor to ADB’s Vice President for Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development. Her experience in international development spans 25 years across ADB, World Bank (South Asia and Africa), and the private sector, covering multisector infrastructure operations. She has provided technical expertise for innovative sustainability solutions through policy, strategy, and institutional analysis for investment designs in challenging and complex governance systems. She holds a master’s degree in environment engineering (College Park, Maryland, United States), a bachelor’s degree in architecture (Chandigarh, India), and completed executive postgraduate programs in “Leading Economic Growth” (Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, USA) and “Urban Management Tools for Climate Change” (IHS, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Netherlands). She is appointed Visiting Research Fellow at the University of Philippines.  


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