REG NO.: E/20934/Ahmedabad | IT PAN:  AACTP8594L | 80G No.:   80G(5)389/PM/2016-17/587 | 12AA: AACTP8594L/713/15-16/T-917/12AA | GUIDESTAR NO: 6907


Prof. (Dr.) Gitanjali Nain Gill

Gitanjali Nain Gill is a Professor of Environmental Law at the Law School, Northumbria University. Her research interests and publications focus on access to environmental justice with an emphasis on specialised environmental tribunals and courts, climate change, human rights, public interest litigation and sustainable development in the Indian context.

She is a recipient of two prestigious British Academy/Leverhulme Research Grants. The first British Academy Grant (2013-16) examined the casework and environmental jurisprudence of the National Green Tribunal of India (NGT). In 2017, the research findings and conclusions were published in her book Environmental Justice in India: The National Green Tribunal (Routledge, Earthscan). The book was also published in Chinese by Routledge China and Social Science Press China (2019). The second BA grant (2020-23) investigates the reach, effectiveness and impact of Rehabilitation and Resettlement (R&R) provisions in the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act 2013 (LARR Act).

She acts as an expert academic advisor to prestigious international organisations including the Sabin Centre Peer Review Network on Climate Change Litigation (National Rapporteur on India’s Climate Change Litigation), Columbia Law School, New York. Presently, her climate change research is focusing on just transitions and sustainability transformations.

Prof. (Dr.) Madhuri Parikh

Prof. (Dr.) Madhuri Parikh is working as Director and Dean (I/c.), Institute of Law, Nirma University. Her areas of interest are Environmental Law, Forest Law, Legal Research, Law of Torts. She is engaged with research activities in the area of Environment and Forest Law. She has presented papers at the National and International conferences and seminar within India and outside India. She has completed two projects funded by the Gujarat Ecological commission on the issues related to implementation of the notification of Coastal Regulation Zone.

She has published number of papers in reputed journals. She is also recipients of several awards for her research and teaching contribution. She is also member of International Association of Public Participation. At present she has been working on effective engagement of stakeholders in implementation of Sustainable Development Goals. She has been working in the area of the role of Public Participation in Environmental Decision-Making Process in India.

Ms. Eva Flizmoser

Experienced professional with over 10 years of experience in climate, environment and development policy strategies, NGO management, and project development in countries across the globe.

Technical and legal expertise on climate and environmental law, directing a diverse number of campaigns targeted at influencing policy changes at EU and international levels. Passionate advocate for sustainable climate solutions that protect human rights, promote development in the Global South and work towards an innovative, low-carbon economy.

Currently on farming sabbatical to create a self-sufficient habitat along the guiding principles of permaculture.

Ramesh Sharma

Ramesh Sharma works as the National Coordinator of Ekta Parishad. Ekta Parishad is a mass based peoples’ movement for land rights with an active membership of 250,000 landless poor and is regarded as one of the biggest people’s movement in India with an iconic status globally. In 2012, Ekta Parishad was responsible for organizing and leading a foot march of more than 100,000 landless people for over 300 Km (from Gwalior to Delhi) to demand land rights. As the Campaigner, Ramesh Sharma is one of the leaders of such large scale mass struggles and mainly involved in campaign planning and advocacy. In the last 25 years, He has played an instrumental role in strengthening and expanding Ekta Parishad as one of the most significant peoples’ struggle for land rights. He is also engaged in many peace building initiatives especially in the conflict zones of Central and North Eastern India.

Ramesh Sharma is an active member of several global alliances mainly working on the issues related with the land rights, farmers rights, rights of the tribal and dalit communities, women land rights etc. He has been part of several land reforms committees of the Government of India and state governments

Ramesh Sharma is also part of many research & advocacy projects carried by Food and Agriculture Organization (United Nations FAO), Cambridge University (UK), Rutgers University (USA), LBS National Academy of Administration (India) etc. Ramesh is an author of several research papers and policies related with land rights, peace building, gender justice, agriculture and environment etc. He has nominated as member of UN FAO supported – Global Hub on Indigenous Issues, Steering Committee on International Year for the Millet, World Forum on Access to Land etc.

Dr. Chirag Bhimani

Chirag is an experienced Sustainability / Climate Change Mitigation Professional with more than 25 years of experience in the area of pollution control, sustainability and climate change mitigation domain.

His primary work areas and major interests include Climate Change Mitigation through Coastal Carbon Capture and other innovative technologies; Climate Change & Environmental Policy, Planning and Data Analytics; Innovative Market Based Instruments like Carbon / Water Credit and Trading etc.; Climate Change & Environmental Management using innovative technologies etc.

Chirag has the breadth and depth of experience to understand the challenges in the field of environment, sustainability and climate change and thus help craft suitable solutions for challenges faced

Piyush Mohapatra

Piyush Mohapatra has done M.Sc. in Botany with a specialization in Environmental Toxicology from Berhampur University, Odisha. After completing his post-graduation, he was associated with some grassroots organizations on biodiversity issues in the tribal districts of Odisha. Later, he moved to Delhi to pursue his LLB from Campus Law Centre, Faculty of Law, Delhi University. After a brief stint in a corporate law firm, the former moved to the development sector and worked with Gene Campaign for three years. During his tenure at the Gene campaign, he was involved in various policy issues concerning intellectual property rights and Genetically Modified (GM) technology.

Since 2006 Piyush is associated at Toxics Link and part of many research reports on issues of chemical safety primarily on POPs, heavy metals, and Endocrine Disruptive chemicals (EDCs)., concerning India and South Asia. He has represented various national-level and inter-ministerial meetings and international conventions on the issues of chemical safety and waste. He has deep expertise in the Stockholm Convention on POPs., Basel Convention, Rotterdam Convention, and Minamata Convention on Mercury, and developments on Strategic Approach to International Chemical Management (SAICM). He is now looking after the chemicals and health program of Toxics Link focusing on the research and policy aspects of chemical management in the context of health.Piyush Mohapatra is the recipient of the prestigious International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP) of the US Govt, “Department of State” in 2011.

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