Dr. Sridhar Seetharaman, India
Head, GFSRD-Global Centre for Gender Equality
Dr. Sridhar Seetharaman is currently Advisor (Gender and Rural Development), Arupa Mission Research Foundation, Bhubaneswar, Odisha. He has done considerable research on Entrepreneurial Development, Quality Management, Gender Justice, Gender Budget and Gender Audit. He was the Gender Budget Consultant to the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India. As the Consultant he assisted the Government of Nagaland in Engendering their State Plan. He has organised several training programmes on Gender aspects in India and abroad. He has handled sessions on Gender Concerns in Development and Gender Budget and Audit at the Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad, Telangana, India and the Fiscal Policy Institute, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India and at various State and National level Institutes. He is a Visiting Professor for Development Planning Models at the Jawaharlal Nehru Architecture and Fine Arts University, Hyderabad, Telangana, India and Professor Emeritus for Gender Studies at the Jadavpur University, Kolkata, West Bengal, India and at United Theological College, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India.
He is the recipient of the Best Citizen of India Award, 2014 and the Champion of Children’s Award 2014 and member of the European Institute for Gender Equality, Vilnius, Lithuania since 2017. He was invited by the UNO to be the Leader for their Project on Gender Integration in Mainstream Development of the Canadian Economy in 2019.