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Board Members

Dr. Manoranjan Mishra, PhD.

Dr. Manoranjan Mishra, presently working as an HOD and Associate Professor Department of Natural Resources Management and Geo-informatics Khallikote University at Berhampur (KUB), before he was with Gangadhar Meher University, Geography Department and Department of Geography and Natural Resources Management, Sikkim University, India. He did his M.phil and PhD. in NRM from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. He has a rich research and academic experience on multi dimensional humanitarian and developmental issues e.g. Disaster Risk Reduction, Natural Resource Management, Early warning system, RS & GIS application for risk management, Costal Disaster Hazard Mapping, Integrated Water Resource Management. With a passion for getting involved in multi-disciplinary research projects aimed at understanding the impact of climate change on coastal geomorphology as well as the human security.

Dr. Ashutosh Mohanty, Presently working as Director of Disaster Management and Climate Change, Shoolini University, One of the premier Himalayan University with interdeciplanry expertise to teach PhD and Masters students and prior to this he was with Truman Graduate School-Public Affairs joint Graduate School Programme with University of Missouri (Truman School of Public Affairs) in U.S.A. He did his PhD in Sustainable Urban Environmental Management & Governance under supervision and Research support from Prof Michael H. Glantz, Colorado State University ,USA and MSc. in Urban Environmental Management at Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand. He did Master of Public Administration, Disaster Management and LAW from Utkal University. He was also served as adviser and Team Leader CEED-DRR programme and World Bank supported SMEs Development Programme for South Asia . He was also served as Visiting faculty for Master's studies at International humanitarian and social work programme, Department of Christian Social Work, Palacký University Olomouc, Czech Republic. served as Regional Capacity Development Officer at International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Nepal and coordinated research based University network called as Himalayan University Consortium (HUC) under International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD, Kathmandu). HUC consists of 23 Universities (center of excellence contributing towards sustainable mountain development) among the 8 Himalayan Countries (India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Pakistan, China, Bhutan, Afghanistan and Myanmar) of the Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH), Region). Being team leader for the curriculum development of the Course for Kabul University, Faculty of Geosciences, Department of Environmental Protection and Disaster Management, Afghanistan. Coordinated Integrated & collaborative Research Programme (2008-2011). he associated with international research Centers like; National Centre for Atmospheric Research, USA, FK- Norway and ECODIT-USA.

Ashutosh Mohanty, PhD.


Dr. Amarnath Giriraj, received his doctorate from National Remote Sensing Centre, ISRO, India and presently working at the International Water Management Institute (IWMI),Sri Lanka. Prior to IWMI he has working for few years at the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Nepal. He has wide range of international experience on the academic and research arena in Environmental, Natural Resources and Disaster Management using remote sensing and GIS. Also did Masters (MSc.) in Geoinformatics from the Indian Institute of Tropical Ecology, Sikkim Manipal University, India in 2008. Since last ten years he has professionally associated in the field of natural resource monitoring and management using remote sensing datasets for the application of land cover mapping, biodiversity monitoring, Cryosphere and rapid mapping on disaster emergency situation. He did his post-doc in French Institute of Pondicherry (2006) on forest fires monitoring in Western Ghats. Further in 2007-2008 he worked as Research Associate at University of Bayreuth, Germany on fire modeling and tropical forest fragmentation. He has published more than 30 national and international research articles and co-authored 3 books in the field of Geoinformatics.

Amarnath Giriraj, PhD

Dr. Abhinay Sharma Serving a Seiner Scientists and fellow at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. Received his doctorate from Jawaharlal Nehru University, India and presently working as Senior Scientist with German University Research Programme. He worked on Molecular Serotyping, Invasiveness and Proteomics profiling of Group A Streptococcus. He has specialization and expertise on biodiversity, microbiologist, biotechnologist, animal and plant tissue culture, molecular pathogenesis, vaccinology, genomic and proteomics and he quite interest to work on Research & Development to improve human/plant health and to explore the global biodiversity. To perform social service using scientific tools and techniques.

Abhinay Sharma, PhD.

Dr. Parvani Sharma, presently working as Assistant Professor in School of Agriculture, Shoolini University (Himachal Pradesh, Solan). She did specialization in Agriculture Extension & Communication. Before serving Shoolini University worked as Senior Research Fellow in SKUAST-Jammu and worked as Senior Executive (Organic Farming) in Himalayan Bio-Organic Foods Private Limited. She has lead many training programme related to Agri Entrepreneurship, Climate Change, Highland agriculture, Organic Farming and Market linkage, Smart Agriculture, Agriculture Disaster and Water Shed Management in Himalayan region.

Dr. Parvani Sharma

Dr. Sujit Kumar Pruseth, presently working as Asst. Professor in Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi India. Before Joining IIPA, he was a faculty of National Law University Bangalore. He did his MA, M.Phil and PhD from Centre for Political Studies on International Relation from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. . He did number of academic research and publication on cross cutting humanitarian and developmental issues. His areas of specializations are urban affair public administration, public policy, development issues, governance issues, gender and political economy. He is Policy advisor on Hand-holding' for Urban Development Ministry, Government of India. He is a Member of Board of Studies, School of Public policy, Rajiv Gandhi University, Tamil Nadu, India.

Sujit Kumar Pruseth, PhD

Dr. Itinderpal Singh Bali, from Kashmir: senior humanitarian medical professional, who did his medical degree from Bangalore University, India. Presently working NHPC (National Hydroelectric Corporation) Hospital Gingle since April - 2004. On the fateful event of Kashmir Earthquake in Oct 2005, he conducted active medical response (medical treatment and medicine distribution) and other necessary supports at Uri and Tangdar under the banner of NGO ABRS (Akhil Bharitiya Rachnatik Samaj) run and managed by Ms. Nirmala Deshpande (Sitting Member of Parliament). Have facilitated training on CBDRR with Aga Khan Development Network as Resource person on “First Aid”. RedR India trainings were facilitated on 9 different sites of Jammu and Kashmir Division including Leh -Ladakh

Dr. Itinderpal Singh Bali

Dr. Panda presently working as an Associate Professor and Head, Deptt. Of Veterinary Public Health, College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, CSK Himachal Pradesh Agricultural University, Palampur- (HP) India. He did his M.V.P.H, All India Institute of Hygiene, (Master in Vet.& Public Health, Calcutta University, Pub. Hath.) Calcutta, West Bengal, India, PhD in V.P.H & ECOVS, CCS Haryana ,(Vet. Pub. Health. &Agricultural University, Hisar, Haryana, India. Teaching Post Graduates (M.V.Sc.)/ & A.H.) Both Veterinary Public Health and Epidemiology since 1992 and PhD since 2002. Already number of Master’s thesis supervised under his guidance and awarded. (One among them is from Afghanistan.) . Organized International Symposium and 5th Annual Conference of Indian Association of Veterinary Public Health Specialists on "New Strategies for prevention and control of Emerging and Remerging Zoonoses : an Integrated Veterinary and Medical Approach" in the department from 12th -14th October 2006,at Palampur-176 062 (HP), India. Trained around 2000 farmers/ Veterinarians/Agriculture officers/Tech staff/ SSB Trainees of the State/Country for clean milk/meat production, safe drinking water and transmission of zoonotic diseases and its prevention and control in collaboration with the Directorate of Extension Education CSK-HPKV, Palampur. Nineteen research papers have been published in different national journals, Four papers have been presented in international symposiums. Six International and Fourteen National Training/ Symposia attended.

Dr. Ashok Kumar Panda, PhD

Dr. Devesh Sharma

Dr. Devesh Sharma is working as Assistant Professor in Department of Environmental Science at Central University of Rajasthan (CURAJ), Rajasthan, India. He obtained his Doctor of Engineering Degree in Integrated Water Resources Management from the Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok in 2007. Before joining CURAJ, he worked as Assistant Professor at TERI University, New Delhi and adjunct professional at TERI for more than two and half years. He also worked as consultant (Water Resources) at International Water Management Institute, New Delhi, in CPWF-Basin Focal Project for Indus-Gangetic Basin. His research interests include integrated water resources management, climate change and water resources, water resources systems. He has also been involved in various sponsored and consultancy projects related to various issues in water and agriculture sectors such as soil and water conservation, integrated water resources management, groundwater management, water productivity and livelihood enhancement, climate change and water resources. He has published his research work in various international and national Journals.

Shaji Mathew

Shaji Mathew, Kothamangalam, Ernakulam-Dist, Kerala. Served in Community Leader , social worker and Entrepreneur for Agro based and environmental products for the state. Last 20 years he is associated number of Humanitarian work in South Indian states specifically Kerala, Tamilnadu, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka . He is promoting literacy and skill education among poor and fisherman communities for sustainable livelihood development . He is very creative and promoting innovative technology for betterment of peoples life specially in Agriculture and vehicular pollution . He is awarded for his innovative technology and idea from government . He is also part of Church Based Education and Social reform programme in India . Now He is committed to serve for socio economic development of Farmers and common deprived people on the "Agro Business, promoting Bio-degradable products replacing plastic waste, Organic Farming, Renewable energy, waste Management, Rain water Harvesting, Watershed Management etc.

Dr Lobzang Stanzen

Dr Lobzang Stanzen from Ladakh from a Mountain communities dedicated Agriculture scientist as well as promoter of Smart Agriculture and Watershed Management/ Water Conservation in Himalayan mountain Region. With a passion for promoting value-based Agriculture in High land Himalaya and livelihood provision for mountain communities. Did Ph.D. from SKUAST-Jammu (Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences and Technology of Jammu (SKUAST-Jammu), before joining Shoolini University worked with FASAL project in Agrometeorology Department SKUAST-Jammu as a Senior Research Fellow (SRF). He is presently serving as Assistant Professor Agronomy in School of Agriculture, Shoolini University, Solan. He has more than twenty research papers in national and international journals in his credit, two books, and two book chapters in various edited books. Being members of Ladakh Agriculture Societies as well as life member of three national scientific societies.

Dr. Ibajanai Kurbah

Dr. Ibajanai Kurbah is a young Soil Scientists from Meghalaya and dedicated for promotion of Sustainable mountain agriculture in Northeast Himalaya. Presently working as a scientist (Soil Science) at Krishi Vigyan Kendra, Shimla (Rohru), Dr YSP University of Horticulture and Forestry (HP). She had done her M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Soil Science from CSK Himachal Pradesh Agricultural University, HP (India). Before joining KVK, Shimla (Rohru), she had experience in teaching courses of Soil sciences at Shoolini University (Solan) and College of Horticulture and Forestry (Neri, Hamirpur), Dr YSP University of Horticulture and Forestry. She worked on soil fertility and plant nutrition, soil testing and soil nutrient management. She has led many training programmes to famers and she is interested to work on soil health management, soil quality and smart agriculture under changing climate, mountain agriculture and sustainable agriculture.

Pritam Ghosh

Pritam Ghosh is a Geographer by Profession. He has a passion for social research and development work and associated with numbers of Health, NRM research which contribute for National Development. He is a dedicated Young researcher and pursuing his Ph. D. on Child Nutrition and Health from the Department of Geography, University of Calcutta. He received his Graduate degree in Geography from Asutosh College & Post Graduate degree from the University of Calcutta. He has gathered experience as a guest lecturer in the Post Graduated Department of Geography, Vidyasagar College, Vidyasagar University distance education center, Under Graduate department of Geography in Khudiram Bose Central College and Ramsaday College. He also presented papers in various national, international seminars & conferences. He has eight research papers and articles in both national and international journals in his credit and one book chapter of an edited book. He has conducted numbers of Training and Capacity Development programme in West Bengal mainly focused on GIS and RS application for Disaster Risk Reduction and NRM for attain MDG and SDG goals .