Our Secretariat

The network's diverse international secretariat supports legislators by providing policy research, strategic advice, links to policy expertise and staffing for parliamentary initiatives and global events. Our team helps coordinate the activities of the parliamentary network, as well as providing invaluable staff support to MPs in the Climate Parliament.


All team email addresses are [firstname] @ climateparl.net

Sumedha Basu

Policy Coordinator

Sumedha is based in New Delhi and previously worked as a senior consultant in the renewable energy division of ITP Senergy Ltd, a leading energy and climate change consultancy. Trained in environmental sciences, Sumedha specialized in strategic consulting in renewable energies, political and regulatory analysis, and financial modeling for renewable energy projects.

Nicholas Dunlop


Former Secretary - General of Parliamentarians for Global Action and Executive Director of EarthAction, Nick worked as a consultant on political engagement for the United Nations and was a founding member of the World Future Council. Co-recipient of the first Indira Gandhi Prize, presented by the President of India, for his work in the organization of the Six Nation Peace Initiative, Nick has a long experience of organizing innovative global political networks.

Léa Hillaireau

Network coordinator

Léa is based in Brussels, after her Master degree in European law and politics she worked as a Legal Assistant for the Council of the Notariat of the EU, a Brussels' Lobby promoting an efficient access to Jusice for all in the European Union. Léa is also involved as a volunteer in the French Law Clinic Notre Affaire à Tous, which aims at creating a new priviledge place to the Environment protection in our legislations.  

Bibiana Jones

Senior adviser

Retired Argentine diplomat, Bibiana has been her country's ambassador to Algeria, Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda. She was Permanent Representative to UNEP and UN-Habitat in Nairobi and, at the headquarters of the Argentine Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bibiana was deputy head of the North Africa and Middle East Department, then head of the Sub-Saharan Africa Department. She has also worked on Antarctic issues, human rights and legal affairs. Bibiana now lives in Spain, which was her first diplomatic post.

Itishree Kanungo

Local coordinator, Odisha

Itishree Kanungo is the State coordinator of the Climate Parliament team in Odisha and is active in the mobilization of legislative actions by state legislators for low carbon development and the promotion of renewable energies. Itishree has worked in the development sector for 17 years, she is an expert in the fields of political advocacy, action research, livelihood planning, monitoring and evaluation and low carbon development. She obtained her graduate degree from the Xavier Institute of Management. Before Climate Parliament, Itishree worked as senior director of the Voluntary Health Association of India.

Mohamed Komara

African coordinator

Mohamed is a governance specialist and is responsible for political and legislative developments on renewable energies in Côte d'Ivoire. After studying political science, he obtained a first Master in ethics and governance and a second in Development, Governance and Public Management at the Senghor University of Alexandria. He worked on institutional governance with the UNDP in Côte d'Ivoire and is the author of the book "Citizen participation of young people in Côte d'Ivoire: analysis of UNDP actions through the Support Project for the Empowerment of youth organizations ".

Dr. Sanjay Kumar

Senior advisor

Dr. Sanjay Kumar is a senior government official, where he heads the Jharkhand Forest Department. He had previously received permission from the Prime Minister to take long-term leave to become the Global Executive Director of the Climate Parliament. It combines a long experience as a political decision maker with an in-depth knowledge of climate and energy issues, in particular forest conservation.

Dr. Sergio Missana

Executive director

Sergio previously held the position of director of publications and responsible for international relations at the BBVA Foundation in Madrid. He is a member of the board of governors of the European Foundation Center (EFC), Brussels, and was editor-in-chief of the report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission on human rights violations committed by the military dictatorship of Chile between 1973 and 1990.

Mukul Sharma

Director South Asia

Mukul is a Delhi-based academic, writer, and development professional specializing in environmental, social, and human rights issues. He has received 12 national and international awards for his environmental, rural and human rights journalism. He was director of Amnesty International and the Heinrich Böll Foundation in India, as well as director of the Bangkok-based AIDS Society of Asia and Pacific.

Ayisha R Wadhwa

Media & Administrative coordinator

Ayisha Ramesh Wadhwa is based in New Delhi. She coordinates with South Asian parliamentarians to drive the transition to renewable energy in their constituencies. Since her master's degree in business administration, Ayisha has more than 10 years of experience in the finance and insurance sector. Ayisha previously worked as director of HDFC bank, one of the first Indian banks.

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