Marie Duraisami is a manager with the Sustainable Landscapes and Restoration program of WRI India. She conducts restoration opportunities assessments at national and sub-national levels that can support flow of multiple ecosystem services and livelihood benefits for local communities. She engages closely with partners to build capacities for planning and monitoring landscape restoration.

Prior to joining WRI India, Marie worked as a consultant with the National Biodiversity Authority, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change. There, she was involved in implementation of the Biodiversity Act, 2002, India’s commitments under the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Nagoya Protocol. She also has experience in carbon footprint analysis, with focus scope 3 emissions and sustainable supply chains.

Marie holds an M.A. in politics and international relations from Keele University, UK and M.Sc. environmental science and engineering from College of Engineering Guindy, Anna University, Chennai. In her spare time, Marie likes reading and playing crossword puzzles.