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Let’s Go Local: Narasimhan Opts For A Game Of Cricket In Lau

“Working with and for the welfare of poor and low income households is a matter dear to my heart, and will remain a life-long mission,” Mr Narasimhan said. He is a strict vegetarian, and believes he is a good cook. Mr Narasimhan loves to travel, and considers himself an amateur photographer.
01 Dec 2021 10:40
Let’s Go Local: Narasimhan Opts For A Game Of Cricket In Lau
A water fall in Taveuni and the infamous signboard which shows the international date line with the inserted image of Krishnan Narasimhan.

A seasoned insurance professional, who is now employed in international development, is behind moves to implement a first of its kind Climate Risk Insurance programme.

Krishnan Narasimhan leads a team of technical specialists in implementing the insurance programme within the United Nations Capital Development Fund.

The former General Manager for LICI in Fiji has a rich blend of private sector and development experience.

 

Mr Narasimhan is the programme manager for the United Nations Capital Development Fund – an inclusive finance arm of Pacific insurance and climate adaptation.

Mr Narasimhan is responsible for overseeing programme implementation across the Pacific Small Island developing states.

The move from the corporate private sector to international development aimed was to bring years of hard core managerial experience to the area of international development, he said.

 

“Working with and for the welfare of poor and low income households is a matter dear to my heart, and will remain a life-long mission,” Mr Narasimhan said.

He is a strict vegetarian, and believes he is a good cook. Mr Narasimhan loves to travel, and considers himself an amateur photographer.

He is also a mentor for a charitable non-government organisation in India, which provides free education for girls.

 

What is one place in Fiji you would take visitors to?
Taveuni.

I have been there several times.

It’s a paradise within a paradise.

True to its name, Garden Island has rich flora that can’t be found elsewhere.

The place is tranquil and serene, where time stands still, people are extra friendly and down to earth.

Exotic birds, supremely clean and refreshing air add to the beauty of the place.

 

 

What Is Your Favourite Spot For Coffee/Pie, And Why?,,
The Coffee Bean Fiji, at the FBC building, is near my office, and offers strong coffee – just the way I like.

It is popular for its friendly staff, and is a good place to hold meetings, because of its proximity to the central business district.

 

Nasese foreshore. Photo: Shreya Kumar.

Nasese foreshore. Photo: Shreya Kumar.

What Is Your Favourite Backyard Spot?
The Suva sea wall.

Whenever I want to relax, I go there to gaze at the ocean and the setting sun.

 

Southern Lau Islands

Southern Lau Islands

What Is One Place In Fiji On Your Bucket List?
Lau group, to play cricket with the folks there.

I made plans earlier to visit, but the trip was cancelled.

 

Feedback: frederica.elbourne@fijisun.com.fj



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