Key note speakers

Asmita Kabra

Professor Asmita Kabra teaches at the School of Human Ecology, Ambedkar University Delhi. Trained as an economist, she works on the interface of critical development studies and political ecology. Her research areas are conservation and rural livelihoods, forced displacement, social impact assessment, agrarian change and rural education. She is the founder and President of the NGO Adharshila, and founder trustee of the NGO Samrakshan Trust. Both organizations work for sustainable and dignified livelihoods and education in the dryland forested areas in the Chambal region of Central India. She is currently Managing Editor of Ecology, Economy and Society – the INSEE Journal.

Neil Powell

Neil Powell is Professor in Sustainable Development at the University of the Sunshine Coast and a Senior Lecturer in learning for sustainable development and global Health at SWEDESD, Uppsala University. As a pracademic, he engages in research, education and development practice in low- and high-income contexts. He examines the inequities associated with so-called sustainability actions in contexts characterised by abrupt environmental change and controversy. The applied objective of his research is to develop methods and processes to foster social learning to navigate wicked sustainability challenges such as water, food and climate security to support health equity and well-being. Co-creation, systemic practice, equity, social learning, action research, multi-stakeholder processes, adaptive capacity, and intractability are keyframes of his work.


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31 May: Deadline to register for workshop leaders and research presenters
31 July: Deadline to register for conference attendees
21-23 August 2023
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