Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IITB)
Janmejaya Mishra is currently pursuing his PhD in Public Policy at Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay (IITB) and has completed M.Phil. in Natural Resource Management from Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal (IIFM) and master’s degree in Anthropology from University of Hyderabad (UOH), India. Janmejaya is also a development professional with academic training in anthropology, natural resource management and public policy. Over the past twelve 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. He has 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). He has published eight research papers, presented his research findings in many seminars and conferences and have supervised more than fifty master’s students in their dissertation and internship projects. His areas of research interest include natural resource management, biodiversity conservation, rural livelihoods, local governance, sustainable development and women’s empowerment.