Current Affiliations

  • Kalpavriksh: a founder-member of this Indian environmental action group (1979); part of Core Group for many years; former coordinator of Conservation and Livelihoods Programme;  currently (2021) coordinator of Alternatives Programme. https://kalpavriksh.org
  • Vikalp Sangam: initiator of this national network (2017), bringing together groups and individuals working on alternatives in India; currently (2021) helping coordinate its activities through Kalpavriksh. vikalpsangam.org
  • Global Tapestry of Alternatives: initiator of this global network (2019), currently (2021) in its global core team. https://globaltapestryofalternatives.org
  • ICCA Consortium: one of the founders of this global network (2008), focusing on Territories of Life governed and managed by indigenous peoples and local communities; part of its Steering Committee for 7-8 years; currently (2021) member of its Council of Elders. www.iccaconsortium.org 
  • Beyond Development Working Group: one of the initiators of this global network, focusing on dialogue for post-development transformative change. https://beyonddevelopment.net
  • South Asia Bioregionalism Working Group: one of the initiators of this group, emerging from the Democracy Vikalp Sangam (2019), focusing on re-imagining political boundaries to be more aligned with ecological and cultural flows and linkages; currently (2021) a member (no website yet)
  • Greenpeace India: former Chair of Governing Board, currently (2021) a member. https://www.greenpeace.org/india/en/
  • Rights of Rivers South Asia: one of the initiators of this network through Kalpavriksh (2020), currently (2021) a member.  https://www.rorsa.org
  • National Law School of India University: a Professor of Practice (2018-onwards). https://mpp.nls.ac.in/faculty-details/professors-of-practice/
  • Global University for Sustainability: a Founding Member (2015-onwards). https://our-global-u.org
  • Father Aruppe Centre for Ecology and Sustainability (FACES), XLRI Xavier School of Management Jamshedpur: member of Advisory Council. https://xlri.ac.in/centres/centre-for-faces.php
  • Tellus Institute (USA): Associate Fellow (2021-onwards). https://www.tellus.org/about/people

Past affiliations

  • Member of Governing Board or Steering Committee of: World Commission of Protected Areas (IUCN); Commission on Environmental, Economic and Social Policy (IUCN); Sahjeevan; Centre for Pastoralism; Bombay Natural History Society; International Centre for Environment Audit and Sustainable Development of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.
  • Faculty member, Indian Institute of Public Administration
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