Swati Singh Sambyal is a renowned researcher on resource management and circular economy. Swati has worked in India as well as across the Global South on development issues concerning integrated waste and resource management. She has been a part of the National Geographic forum on the circular economy. She is presently associated as a waste management specialist with the UN-HABITAT Regional Office for Asia and Pacific (ROAP) leading projects and interventions in India on frontier technologies for circular economy of plastics, evidence based MSW planning and Fukuoka Landfill Remediation. Prior to UN-Habitat, she was head of the waste management programme at New Delhi-based environment policy and advocacy organisation, Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), for 9 years. She has also done short-term consultancy assignments with UNEP India Office and World Bank. She has been acknowledged by NatGeo as one of the global experts on circular economy.She has been involved in the development and execution of a variety of development, research and training projects and programmes, is a regular public speaker at national and international forums and has several publications to her credit.