The Post-COVID India:

Making science and technology socially and environmentally relevant

  • Prerna Singh Bindra Independent Wildlife Conservationist, Author, and Journalist
  • Chirag Gajjar World Resources Institute (WRI) India
  • Arunabha Ghosh Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW)
  • Manoj Kumar Tata Trusts
  • Crispino Lobo Sampada Trust
  • Digangana Mukherjee The echo network
  • Pradeep Nair Ford Foundation
  • Shannon Olsson The echo network
  • Nitin Pandit Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE)
  • Tina Patrao The echo network
  • Uma Ramakrishnan National Center For Biological Sciences
  • Usha Ramanathan Independent Researcher, Writer and Social Activist
  • Nimish Shah Toilet Board Coalition
  • Priya Shyamsundar The Nature Conservancy
  • Prashanth N. Srinivas Institute of Public Health (IPH)
Keywords: COVID 19, Interdisciplinary Dialogue., Science and Technology

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Author Biographies

Chirag Gajjar, World Resources Institute (WRI) India

Head, Subnational Climate Action, Climate Program

World Resources Institute (WRI) India, LGF AADI 2, Balbir Saxena Marg, Hauz Khas, New Delhi, Delhi 110016

Arunabha Ghosh, Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW)

Chief Executive Officer

Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW), Block A, Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi, Delhi 110016

Manoj Kumar, Tata Trusts

Head - Institutions, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship, and Founder, Social Alpha

Tata Trusts, Bombay House, 24, Homi Mody Street, Mumbai 400 001

Crispino Lobo, Sampada Trust

Executive Director, and Managing Trustee, Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR)

Sampada Trust, 'Sampada', Behind Market Yard, Ahmednagar (MS)- 414 001

Digangana Mukherjee, The echo network

Communications Manager

The echo network. Center for Cellular and Molecular Platforms, (C-Camp), UAS-GKVK Campus, Bellary Road, Bangalore 560 065

Pradeep Nair, Ford Foundation

Regional Director, India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.

Ford Foundation, 55 Lodi Estate, New Delhi 110 003

Shannon Olsson, The echo network

Director

The echo network. Center for Cellular and Molecular Platforms, (C-Camp), UAS-GKVK Campus, Bellary Road, Bangalore 560 065

Nitin Pandit, Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE)

Director

Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE), Royal Enclave Sriramapura, Jakkur Post, Bangalore 560 064 Karnataka

Tina Patrao, The echo network

Programme Manager

The echo network. Center for Cellular and Molecular Platforms, (C-Camp), UAS-GKVK Campus, Bellary Road, Bangalore 560 065

Uma Ramakrishnan, National Center For Biological Sciences

Molecular Ecologist

National Center For Biological Sciences, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (NCBS-TIFR), Rajiv Gandhi Nagar, Kodigehalli, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560065

Nimish Shah, Toilet Board Coalition

Managing Director, India Chapter.

Toilet Board Coalition, Rue Fendt 1, 1201 Geneva

Priya Shyamsundar, The Nature Conservancy

Lead Economist

The Nature Conservancy, 4245 N. Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA, 22203

Prashanth N. Srinivas, Institute of Public Health (IPH)

Assistant Director (Research)

Institute of Public Health (IPH), 3009, II-A Main, 17th Cross, Krishna Rajendra Rd, Banashankari Stage II, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560070

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Published
2020-07-04