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Centre for Policy Research (CPR)

New Delhi, India
Joined July 2016
Presence in: India
Focus: Community / Customary Land Rights, Education, Environmental Justice, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Housing Rights & Informal Settlements, Livelihoods

The Centre for Policy Research (CPR) has been one of India’s leading public policy think tanks since 1973. The Centre is a non-profit, independent institution dedicated to conducting research that contributes to a more robust public discourse about the structures and processes that shape life in India.

CPR’s community of distinguished academics and practitioners represents views from many disciplines and across the political spectrum. Senior faculty collaborate with more than 50 young professionals and academics at CPR and with partners around the globe to investigate topics critical to India’s future.

People Associated With This Organization

Ahalya Sa

India  
Centre for Policy Research (CPR)
Joined March 2021
My name is Ahalya Sa and I am working as Part Time Field Researcher under Environmental Justice Program

Amit Kumar Sahu

India  
Centre for Policy Research (CPR)
Joined March 2021
My name is Amit Kumar Sahu...... Working as Part time Field Researcher under Environmental Justice Programme

Ashwin Parulkar

India  
Centre for Policy Research (CPR)
Joined July 2016
Interests: Citizenship & Identification, Gender-based violence, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Housing Rights & Informal Settlements, Labor & Employment, Livelihoods
I am a researcher at Centre for Policy Research (New Delhi) interested in urbanization, socio-economic rights, homelessness and food security. I'm looking to learn about how these and other issues are being addressed in other developing countries.

B SANTOSH RAO DORA

India  
Centre for Policy Research (CPR)
Joined July 2016
Interests: Environmental Justice
I am B.SANTOSH RAO DORA having 25 years development experience in different Civil Society Organisation and renowned state level research organisations after completion of my degree course and Master degree in Sociology. I basically associated with the state and national/ international level organisations in the sphere of rights based approach towards development of the tribal community through asserting their rights and entitlements of Government schemes and Programmes along with Law. Organised the community based organisations and Panchayatiraj Institutions, facilitated them to work closely with the law and Act by which they are quite capable to address their issues like Forest Right Act, Land Act, Right to Health and Nutrition and Livelihood programmes of government of Odisha. I was closely associated with state level network of tribal women (NARI SAMAJ), a federation of 54 tribal women organisations to ensure ecological development and address the climate change and natural disasters. The Nari Samaj is one of the state level organisation working on the issues of ecological development.
In PACS (Poorest Area Civil Society) programme of DFID (Department for International Development), I with my team of 40 tribal youths of Mayurbhanj District of Odisha worked in four blocks of Mayurbhanj District and ensured effective implementation of NREGA (National Rural Employment Guarantee Act) and Forest Right Act in 458 villages with a substantial outcomes in the context of employment generation, community forest right and individual forest right title along with 100% institutional delivery. Under this programme, 216 village /Gram sabha obtained community forest land title under Forest Right Act. 23000 tribal and PVTG (Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups) got employment of average 60 days in a year.
Before the PACS programme I was worked with RCDC ( Regional Centre for Development Cooperation) in Nabarangpur, Malkangiri, Koraput District of Odisha where the team lead by me formed and strengthened the Community forest protection and management committees in 1000 villages and addressed the issues of deforestation, industrialisation and intervention of Hybrid seeds.
Under the NRM ( Natural resource Management) Project, I with my team worked for the tribal communities of Nabarangpur district and ensure the community based natural resource management and development without degrading the local environment and ensure sustainable development the tribal.

Bharat Dodiya Dodiya

India  
Centre for Policy Research (CPR) (Unverified)
Joined June 2017
i am working with the cpr-namati environmental justice program as a senior enviro legal coordinator, kutch ,gujarat

Bharat Patel

India  
Centre for Policy Research (CPR)
Joined April 2015
CPR Staff

Chinmay Samal

India  
Centre for Policy Research (CPR)
Joined August 2021
Interests: Environmental Justice
Justice who needs

Debayan Gupta

India  
Centre for Policy Research (CPR)
Joined June 2017
Interests: Environmental Justice
Debayan Gupta is a 2017 graduate of National Law University Odisha. He is currently a research associate for the Centre for Policy Research- Namati Environmental Justice Program.

Dhanya Rajagopal

India  
Centre for Policy Research (CPR) (Unverified)
Joined March 2019
Urban placemaking and management student at Pratt institute, Brooklyn NY. Currently undertaking research in the Kottivakkam Fishing Hamlet in Chennai, india. I am studying the cultural landscape of fishing communities and their integration with the coastal Commons. The process involves participatory mapping and visioning workshops for the fisherfolk. Maps marking socio-spatial production of fishing landscapes is imporatn as a tool for advocacy.

Hasmukh Dhumadiya

India  
Centre for Policy Research (CPR)
Joined June 2017
Interests: Education, Environmental Justice
My name is Hasmukh dhumadiya, I living in gujarat coastal from okha.i like to work with village people and helping them.

Isha Khurana

India  
Centre for Policy Research (CPR)
Joined May 2022
Interests: Disability Rights, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Policy Advocacy, Women's Rights
A legal researcher cum academician inclined on understanding the complexities of human nature through a legal prism. I am currently engaged in exploring different facets of Constitutional, Legislative and Regulatory framework for studies related to urban public service delivery and my interest lies in understanding the entwined nature of the black letter law, especially of social welfare legislations and their implementation.

Kanchi Kohli

India  
Centre for Policy Research (CPR)
Joined May 2012
Interests: Environmental Justice, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Right to Information
Kanchi Kohli is researcher and writer working on environment, forest and biodiversity governance in India and their interface with trade and industrialisation. Kanchi’s work emphasises the need for both research and advocacy as essential to highlight aspects of regulatory design and how it influences ultimate outcomes related to livelihood and ecological security. She has individually and in teams authored several publications, papers and popular articles on the above mentioned subjects.

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Ker Jayendrasinh

India  
Centre for Policy Research (CPR)
Joined July 2017
Works as Envoro legal coordinator with the CPR Namati Environmental Justice prgram

Kush Tanvani

India  
Centre for Policy Research (CPR)
Joined June 2019
Interests: Criminal Justice, Environmental Justice
I have completed my graduation in Bachelor of Arts and Law. During the course of my graduation, I had the opportunity to intern extensively in field of environment and criminal law. By joining this discourse I look forward to continue my learning and also contribute in any way possible.

Mahabaleshwar Hegde

India  
Centre for Policy Research (CPR)
Joined April 2015
Research Lead

Manju Menon

India  
Centre for Policy Research (CPR)
Joined November 2012
SENIOR FELLOW, ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE PROGRAM.
Manju has researched environmental decision making process in the regulatory and public arenas since the completion of her Masters Program at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in 1998. Her areas of work are the environmental law making and implementation processes related to the siting and regulation of infrastructure projects. She has investigated these processes in the context of hydropower, coal and nuclear power projects. These research projects and advocacy for improved decision making have been collaborative efforts undertaken in partnership with local community organisations, regional and thematic networks. She is currently a PhD candidate at the Centre for Studies in Science Policy, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. She was awarded the Nehru-Fulbright fellowship in 2011 and is currently based at the Anthropology Department, Yale University for the writing of her thesis. She has been a member of Kalpavriksh, an environment research group, since 2000. She has written on environment related subjects for the popular media and has several publications to her credit.

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Maruti Gouda

India  
Centre for Policy Research (CPR)
Joined January 2015
Senior Field Researcher

Prakash Patel

India  
Centre for Policy Research (CPR)
Joined April 2016
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights
Working On Environment Issue

Rathod Vijay

India  
Centre for Policy Research (CPR)
Joined July 2017
Interests: Environmental Justice
Working as Enviro legal coordinator with the CPR-Namati Environmental Justice Program

Sampada Nayak

India  
Centre for Policy Research (CPR)
Joined July 2018
Interests: Education, Environmental Justice, Health, Livelihoods
Sampada Nayak is a graduate from National Law University Odisha. She is working as a Research Associate for the Centre for Policy Research- Namati Environmental Justice Program.

Satnam Kaur

India  
Centre for Policy Research (CPR)
Joined March 2014
Interests: Environmental Justice
Satnam Kaur has been associated with non-governmental organisations for more than a decade, including The Other Media, a broad-based platform in support of people’s movements in India, and Biblio, the literary magazine. Satnam has worked to provide secretarial, administrative as well as accounting assistance in these organisations. She has also been a research assistant, handling and sorting raw data and doing quantitative analysis for various studies on the Bhopal gas victims and for the Pakistan India Peoples Forum for Peace and Democracy (PIPFPD). Since 2003, she has also been associated with Saheli, a women’s collective that has been working on issues of violence against women, women’s reproductive health, communal violence and its impacts on women for more than three decades.

Namati’s Environmental Justice Program, India, works in collaboration with the Centre for Policy Research.

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Subhadra Banda

India  
Centre for Policy Research (CPR)
Joined November 2011

Tania Devaiah

India  
Centre for Policy Research (CPR)
Joined April 2018
Interests: Citizenship & Identification, Community / Customary Land Rights, Criminal Justice, Environmental Justice, Gender-based violence, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Right to Information, Traditional / Customary Justice, Women's Rights
I aim to contribute towards a sustainable, just and equitable future by engaging with communities at the front line of resource conflict and those facing the brunt of patriarchy, caste and other structural inequalities.

TULASI BIRUA

India  
Centre for Policy Research (CPR)
Joined June 2020
Interests: Education, Environmental Justice, Livelihoods
My self working as Paralegal in Environment Justice Programme supported by CPR, New Delhi. Before that I was associated with THREAD ( Team of Human Resource, Education and Development) to implement PACS programme in Mayurbhanj District in the state of odisha

Vidya Viswanathan

India  
Centre for Policy Research (CPR)
Joined July 2017
Interests: Citizenship & Identification, Community / Customary Land Rights, Environmental Justice, Gender-based violence, Generalist Legal Services, Governance, Accountability & Transparency, Housing Rights & Informal Settlements, Labor & Employment, Women's Rights
Development Sector Professional with over 6 years of experience in various areas. Particularly, interested in environmental issues and regulations, climate change, social action, community action, land rights, grassroots legal empowerment and social movements.

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Vinod Patgar

India  
Centre for Policy Research (CPR)
Joined June 2015
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Environmental Justice
Working as Enviro-legal coordinator in Centre for Policy Research –Namati Environmental Justice Program, India.since August, 2013. Current Job involves working with communities who are dependent on environment and traditional livelihood in Uttar Kannada, Karnataka coast. Job involves conducting small surveys on environmental problems and studying environmental laws to find remedies for the problem and also conducting research for policy recommendation and environmental conservation.
Worked with communities in bringing awareness about CRZ law and implementation of CRZ law for conservation of coastal ecosystems

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