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 (2022) coordinator of Alternatives Programme.
  • Vikalp Sangam: initiator of this national network (2014), bringing together groups and individuals working on alternatives in India; currently (2022) helping coordinate its activities through Kalpavriksh.
  • Global Tapestry of Alternatives: initiator of this global network (2019), currently (2022) in its global core team.
  • 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 (2022) member of its Council of Elders. 
  • Beyond Development Working Group: one of the initiators of this global network, focusing on dialogue for post-development transformative change.
  • 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 (2022) a member.
  • Greenpeace India: former Chair of Governing Board, currently (2022) a member.
  • Rights of Rivers South Asia: one of the initiators of this network through Kalpavriksh (2020), currently (2022) a member.
  • National Law School of India University: a Professor of Practice (2018-onwards).
  • Global University for Sustainability: a Founding Member (2015-onwards).
  • Father Aruppe Centre for Ecology and Sustainability (FACES), XLRI Xavier School of Management Jamshedpur: member of Advisory Council.
  • Tellus Institute (USA): Associate Fellow (2021-onwards).

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; Enviro-Legal Defence Firm; International Centre for Environment Audit and Sustainable Development of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.
  • Faculty member, Indian Institute of Public Administration