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Ms Cheena Kanwal – Dronah Foundation

Ms Cheena Kanwal

Vice President, Himachal Pradesh


Cheena Kanwal leads the Environmental Conservation activities and projects of the organisation. She is based at Shimla, Himachal Pradesh (Western Himalaya State) and is a freelance consultant for projects on energy conservation and sustainability. Her extraprofessional interest is focused on development communication and media strategies for development programmes. She has worked as a volunteer with BBC Radio Leicester and with theatre groups in Delhi, Shimla and abroad. Her varied interests have prompted her to associate with a number of development organisations and State government departments on projects of governance, planning, energy, transport and tourism.


Education – Master of Science in Climate Change and Sustainable Development, De Montfort University, Leicester, U.K., 2002, Bachelor of Architecture, School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, 1991.


Career Background – She has been associated with International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) on their worldwide programme called ‘Cities for Climate Protection’ CCP partnered with the Municipal Corporation, Shimla. She was actively involved in the deliberations held by the Department of Town and Country Planning to review the ‘Simla Development Plan 2021’ providing special inputs consisting of guidelines and recommendations for energy conservation building codes for incorporation into the Development Plan 2021, She has been trained in cost and energy efficient building technology at the Laurie Baker Building Centre, New Delhi and in Environment Education at Centre for Environment Education, Ahmedabad.

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