Sisir Bhandari (Safal) received his Erasmus Mundus Masters in Global Studies from Ghent and Roskilde Universities. His dissertation studied the local-global interaction of development knowledge and the role of local agencies in absorbing, influencing, and homogenising these interactions. Sisir has also collaborated with several international institutions on programmes addressing good governance, socio-economic development, and policy analysis.
Sisir will be supervised by Nidhi Nagabhatla at UNU-CRIS. During his three months’ internship, he will contribute to a comparative examination of cross-border disaster management, socio-economic analysis, and policy analysis of the global south's selected regions. He will also contribute to the UNU Flood Response Initiative 2021's Adaptation & Sustainable Transformation work package. Sisir is a Nepali citizen and currently resides in Belgium.