Dr. Avilash Roul was named the Executive Director of the Forum in March 2010. Avilash has been writing, advocating, researching and creating knowledge on Environment and Development since 2000. He was a research fellow and an advisor to Society for the Study of Peace and Conflict – a Delhi-based think tank. Earlier, he worked with Down to Earth (magazine published fortnightly from the Center for Science and Environment in New Delhi, India). He has been writing for the New Sunday Express, Down to Earth, EcoWorld, SSPC News and other regional newspapers and magazines. Avilash worked as the Assistant South Asia Regional Coordinator for the Bank Information Center (BIC). Avilash completed his Ph.D. on environmental negotiations, specializing on water security negotiations. His expertise is on multilateral environmental negotiations, poverty and environment, environmental security, climate change, forest and tribal rights, mining, water and conflict, and wildlife.
Avilash has immense experience working with and building the capacity of various communities on the environmental knowledge base. Avilash is presently connected with Society for the Study of Peace and Conflict (SSPC).
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