Vijay Rathod

Senior Enviro-Legal Coordinator, Gujarat, India

Vijay Rathod’s passion for social justice issues led him to join the Environment Justice Program of Namati-CPR in 2014. He is a social worker by education, having a Masters Degree in Social work.

Before joining Namati, he has worked in as a community organizer in a Fish Management and Research center at Bhadreshwar in Kutch, Gujarat and as a Programme Coordinator in the Kutch Nav Nirman Abhiyan in Bhuj, Gujarat. He is involved in training communities who are impacted by environmental justice issues in the Gir Sommnath and Junagadh Districts of Gujarat coast. He draws his motivation from this work that creates legally empowered communities who themselves fight for their socio-economic rights and protect the environment.

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