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Prof. Prodyut Bhattacharya, India

Head, GFSRD-Global Centre for Bamboo and other NTFP Promotion

Prof. Prodyut Bhattacharya is Dean of University School of Environment Management at GGS Indraprastha University, Govt. of NCT of Delhi, New Delhi. He is Professor with 27 years work experience in the area of Natural Resource Management, and performs basic job responsibility on teaching, research, consulting and academic administration. He has been actively involved in publication, research, training and teaching for post graduate and PhD level. A fellow of Beahrs Environmental Leadership Program (ELP) of the University of California, Berkley, USA and Visiting Scientist fellowship (JSPS) under University of Tsukuba, Japan. Received advance training on community forestry, and microfinance & Livelihood from RECOFTC, Kassetsart University, Bangkok; University of Naropa, Colorado, USA respectively. He was the founder Coordinator to set up the International Centre for community Forestry (ICCF) at IIFM, Bhopal.

Prof. Bhattacharya has 130 publications in international and national journals including articles, technical reports, conference papers and co-authored five books. He has completed 10 International sponsored research projects (ITTO, IIED, DFID, IUCN, JICA, FAO, IDRC etc), & 14 other nationally sponsored research projects from multilateral/bilateral donors Government, Govt. of India and Corporate bodies. Guided 12 Ph.D. scholars, some are pursuing and supervisor of 26 M.Phil theses, and 75 master level dissertations. Completed 19 consultancy assignments for Government, donor organization and for industries, and widely travelled to more than 20 countries with different academic assignments. His research interest pertain to the broad NRM issues and Livelihood linkages; in subject area of Biodiversity Conservation, Forest Ecology, Sustainable NTFP Management, effect of climate change, Ecotourism, Urban-Greenspace, Forest Governance, Certification and Sustainable Forest Management. Having keen interest and passion for the nature based work, and networking.