Rohan Edrisinha was Senior Political Officer and Constitutional Advisor in the Prevention and Mediation Division of the Department of Political Affairsof the United Nations until early 2020. He also served as the constitutional advisor to UNDP Nepal and the head of its constitution support programme from 2011 to 2014. In 2015, he was an independent consultant on constitutional reform and federalism in Myanmar, and worked as a governance advisor to UNDP Sri Lanka. Rohan Edrisinha holds an LLB from University of Colombo and an LLM from the University of California, Berkeley. He taught at the Faculty of Law, University of Colombo from 1986 to 2011, the Faculty of Law, University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa, in 1995 and was a visiting fellow at Harvard University (2005) and the University of Toronto (2009). He was a founder Director and Head of the Legal and Constitutional Unit of the Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA), Sri Lanka, from 1996 to 2010. Rohan Edrisinha participated in the Melbourne Forum in 2017 and 2020.