Prof. Lawrence Surendra is a Environmental and Development Economist, Science and Technology Policy Specialist, Education for Sustainable Development and HRD Expert. He is Chairman of The Sustainability Platform (TSP) of the National Design and Research Foundation of the Institution of Engineers, India. He graduated as a Chemical Engineer from Madras University, studied Economic History at the University of Lund and later worked in the area of Science and Technology Policy at the Research Policy Institute University of Lund, Sweden and specialized in Developmental and Environmental Economics from the Sorbonne University, Paris, France. He has worked closely with and been Senior Adviser to the Stockholm Environment Institute, Sweden. He has worked with UN-ESCAP, the United Nations University and UNESCO, Bangkok and UNESCO offices in Hanoi, Beijing and Seoul, South Korea. He was Deputy Director of UNESCO-APCEIU (Asia Pacific Centre for Education for International Understanding), Seoul, S.Korea.