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Our Team

Our Team

Aditi Kapoor, Principal Investigator. Aditi heads the research team and is responsible for designing, undertaking and coordinating research as well as ensuring proper dissemination of research outputs. A post-graduate in Sociology from the Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University, Aditi has over two decades of experience in policy research, advocacy, media and capacity building. She began her career as a full-time journalist with The Times of India (1987-98), then worked with UN agencies before leading media and climate change work with Oxfam GB (2002-10). Co-founder of Alternative Futures and Fellow, Leadership for Environment and Development (LEAD), Aditi has several published works to her credit. She was a Board member of World Resources Institute, Washington D.C., from 2000-2009 and sits currently on the Board of India Water Partnership.









Rakesh Kapoor, Project Manager, is responsible for all financial and administrative management of the project. Rakesh edited and supervised all the policy briefs and other publications arising out of this project.




Prachi Misra, Research and Communication Associate, researches on various projects on climate change, gender and other issues. She also does documentation and content management for this website. She holds an M. A. degree in Women’s Studies from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. She undertook an ethnographic study on the engagement of women with religious discourses and their interpretation of the same during her dissertation. Her training and professional interests are focussed upon the inter-disciplinary nature of women’s issues and analysing them through a gender perspective.









Manjusha Mukherjee, Research Associate (July 2012 to July 2014). She was mainly involved in research & policy analysis as well as documentation for the project and website. She holds M.Sc. in Environmental Science from Calcutta University, Kolkata and is pursuing her PhD on urban environmental pollution and health impacts from Jadavpur University, Kolkata. Manjusha has earlier worked as a Project Coordinator in Environment Governed Integrated Organisation (EnGIO), Kolkata where she undertook research on pollution, health impacts of environment, urban environment management, etc. Her professional interests include climate change vulnerability and adaptation, agricultural science and livelihood, natural resource management and evidence-based policy research. Manjusha has international and national publications to her credit.











Vinita Thomas, Project Associate (July 2012 to April 2014). She was involved in the overall co-ordination of the project and website. She holds an M. A. degree in Development Studies, specialising in Rural Livelihoods and Global Change, from the Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University, Rotterdam. She also holds M.A. in Economics, from the University of Pune, India. Her training has focused on social, political and economic dynamics of rural and agrarian change and environmental degradation. Her professional interests include social impacts of climate change, particularly in rural contexts and natural resource management relating to climate vulnerability and livelihoods.










Eshita Mukherjee, Research Associate (July 2014 to February 2015). She was mainly involved in research & policy analysis as well as documentation for the project and website. She holds an M.Sc. degree in Environmental Economics from Madras School of Economics, Chennai. Eshita has worked earlier as a Project Officer in Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai on low carbon inclusive growth in India. She was also a Research Associate in Institute for Defense Studies and Analysis where she worked extensively on Energy Security Handbook for a Ministry of External Affair’s project. Her professional interests include climate change, poverty & inequality in India, energy security and economical analysis. 








Deeksha Tayal, Consultant (Statistical Analysis). She was mainly involved in the interpretation and graphical presentation of research data. She holds an M.A. in Economics from Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University, is pursuing M.Sc. Quantitative Finance from University of London and has expertise in statistical packages like EViews, SPSS & STATA. She has worked with FICCI, New Delhi as an Assistant Director for four and a half years. Her professional interests include gender inequality and discrimination, poverty, human rights, labour issues, informal economy and agricultural economics. She has presented and published a number of papers.