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 was supervised by Nidhi Nagabhatla. During his internship at UNU-CRIS he contributed to United Nations University - Climate Resilience Initiative (UNU-CRI). He also contributed to a comparative examination of cross-border climate governance, socio-economic analysis, and climate policy analysis of the global south’s selected regions. Sisir is a Nepali citizen.