Lakshmi is a climate change and international development expert. She works with international organizations on their climate change strategy, and the design and supervision of climate finance projects, particularly in the agri-food sector.
Previously, she was with FAO Bangladesh where she led the climate portfolio. Between 2013 and 2019, she was a part of the science and technical advisory body to CGIAR, where she worked on foresight, impact assessments, and program reviews – with a focus on climate change, poverty, and natural resource management.
She has also worked at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), India in the Sustainable Energy Finance Advisory Services, and at the Centre for Microfinance at IFMR Research (now Krea University), India where she was a program head.