Mr. S. Ananthakrishnan has over 36 years of experience in international development work, including over 15 years of work with the UN in Nairobi Kenya ( UNEP and UN Habitat) engaged in Youth empowerment initiatives, policy and research, advocacy, program management including development and implementation of projects. He is currently associated with organizations in Nigeria (Iceednigeria.org) China (IESCO) and the UN on setting up a Youth entrepreneurship Award. Mr. S. Ananthakrishnan has earlier worked at the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Local Government and the Ministry of Environment. He has also conducted housing market studies in Myanmar, Mozambique and Tanzania. He has lived and worked in Tanzania, India, Kenya and the UK. He now lives in Abuja,Nigeria.