Neelambari Phalkey '08 (India)

November 24, 2008

I come from Mumbai, India and studied at MESPOM in 2006-2008. Before joining MESPOM I completed Research Training Program from Center for Studies in Social Sciences in Kolkatta. I also hold a Masters in Sociology (University of Mumbai) and worked with WWF-Divisional office (Pune, India) as a consultant and researcher in the field of environmental education.

After MESPOM I joined Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment, which is recognised by the Ministry of Forests and Environment as a Center for Excellence in Conservation Science. My position is that of a Senior Research Associate and Senior Program Officer at the Center for Conservation Governance and Policy, Bangalore in Southern India.

I perform a dual role of coordination and research at both national and regional levels of environmental policies. My task is to compile and consolidate responses on request for inputs into environmental policy dialogues.

I am fortunate to have been part of the MESPOM program, which has changed my life in un-imaginable ways.