Anita Nayar
Senior Advisor

Anita Nayar


Tel: +1 646 241 3296


Anita has worked nationally and internationally on issues including women’s human rights, economic globalization, development, and climate justice. Most recently she served as Chief of the UN Non-Governmental Liaison Service (UN-NGLS) in New York and on the Executive Committee of the South-based feminist network, Development Alternatives with Women for a New Era (DAWN). Prior to this she engaged in doctoral research at the University of Sussex looking at the social and ecological consequences of the commercialization of indigenous medicine in India. As Associate Director of the Women's Environment and Development Organization (WEDO), Anita coordinated the Women’s Caucus in six major UN Conferences of the 1990s and their follow-up processes, bringing a gender perspective to bear on inter-governmental negotiations and agreements.