Speaker: Sharachchandra Lele, Centre for Environment and Development, Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology & the Environment (ATREE)
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The Indian forest sector is at a critical juncture right now, with the failure of Joint Forest Management (JFM) and the restructuring initiated by the Forest Rights Act 2006, both of which are denied/resisted by the foresters and many conservationists. What lessons does academic analysis provide for re-thinking forest governance in India?
Sharachchandra Lele is a Senior Fellow at the Centre for Environment and Development, Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology & the Environment (ATREE), an academic think-tank in Bangalore, India. He is currently at Cambridge as the Charles Wallace Visiting Fellow at the Centre for South Asian Studies. Sharad's research interests include conceptual issues in sustainable development and sustainability, and interdisciplinary analyses of institutional, economic, ecological, and technological issues in forest and water resource management. He was recently a member of the central government committee set up recently to assess the implementation of the landmark Forest Rights Act 2006 and to suggest a future role for the forest department.
The seminar will be followed by a drinks reception.