Anupam Anand, Senior Evaluation Officer at the GEF IEO, has more than 15 years of combined experience in evaluation, international development, and academia. He uses a blend of innovative mixed-method approaches and tools such as satellite data, GIS, machine learning, computational social science, UAVs, and field-based methods to enhance evaluative evidence and knowledge products. Anupam has led evaluations on biodiversity, SFM and REDD+, land degradation, fragility and conflict, and illegal wildlife trade. Previously, as a Remote Sensing Scientist at the University of Maryland, he worked on multiple NASA-funded projects, including field campaigns for future satellite missions. He also consulted for the Climate Investment Funds, World Bank.
Anupam has contributed to more than thirty peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on remote sensing, evaluation, and environmental policy. He holds a Ph.D. in Geospatial Science from the University of Maryland and a postgraduate diploma in Environmental Law and Policy.