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Janmejaya Mishra

Janmejaya Mishra

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB)


Janmejaya Mishra is currently pursuing his PhD in Public Policy at Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IITB) under the supervision of Prof. Sarmistha Pattanaik. His areas of professional expertise and research interest include environmental policy and governance (with specific focus on forests and small-scale fisheries), natural resource management, rural livelihoods and environment and development issues. He completed M.Phil. in Natural Resource Management from Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal (IIFM) and M.A. in Anthropology from University of Hyderabad (UOH), India. Over the past thirteen years, he has been actively engaged in designing, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of various rural development and environmental conservation programmes having worked with World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in Uttarakhand, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Chhattisgarh, CARE in Odisha and Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (AKRSP) in Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh in India. So far, he has published eight research papers and presented his research findings in many international seminars and conferences. He has also extensively worked in and conducted action research on EU, WB, DFID, UNDP, UNICEF, FAO, HIVOS, KFW, IUCN, BMGF, AKF, Ford Foundation, Tata Trusts and Government of India funded projects including Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Act (MGNREGA), Forest Rights Act, 2006 (FRA) and National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM).

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