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Rohini Chaturvedi
Independent Consultant , International non-profit
New Delhi, India
Development professional with over 16 years experience of policy and practice particularly in natural resource governance. Has worked closely with policymakers, private sector, donors, academia and civil society organisations. Holds a PhD from Cambridge University. Passionate about scaling impact through conservation, landscape restoration and tenure and resource rights.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy, Political
  • Director, CEO, COP, President
  • Environment, Climate, Energy, Water, Sanitation
  • Government/Governance, Reforms
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research, Analysis
Professional Experience:
INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT
October 2018 - present
Senior advisor to the Tata Trusts (until March 2019): providing expertise on land use related grantmaking as well as strategy development for the India Climate Collaborative (ICC). The ICC is a coalition of India’s largest philanthropies partnering with international foundations including the Climate and Land Use Alliance, MacArthur Foundation, Packard Foundation, Oak Foundation and Good Energies Foundation.
Lead author (on-going) of a working paper published by the World Resources Institute for the Food and Land Use Coalition.
Member of a high-level task force (on-going) of the Government of Madhya Pradesh, mandated to develop a policy framework for resolving a decades old conflict that affects nearly 1.2 million hectares of land and forests, and more than 1 million households.
Visiting Professor in development studies at the Indian Institute of Technology, Mandi.
DIRECTOR (RESTORATION -INDIA), WORLD RESOURCES INSTITUTE
February 2015-September 2018
As a member of WRI’s global management team as well as the India Executive Team, established and led a forest program in India; enlarged relationships with bilateral donors as well as Indian and international foundations; contributed to institutional and programmatic strategy development; provided thought leadership on forests, landscape restoration and indigenous rights; forged relationships with partners in government, civil society, academia, financial institutions and private sector; strengthened internal collaboration with forest colleagues in WRI’s US, Brazil, Indonesia, Africa and China offices as well as with colleagues in governance, finance, and economics centres; represented WRI externally, in national and global forums; contributed to processes of organizational governance in India, including transitions from Liaison Office to private unlimited company and a Trust .
POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCHER AND INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT
October 2012 - February 2015
Designed and delivered research assignments in:
Forest and natural resource governance: Two illustrative assignments include a study on mainstreaming governance approaches in forest and water sector projects in the Hindu Kush Himalayas, conducted for the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development; and a study on understanding and strengthening governance for forest landscape restoration in Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Sikkim and Karnataka states of India. This study was conducted for USAID/Forest-PLUS India and IUCN, with funding from DFID -KNOWFOR.
Responsible tourism for conservation: Identified the potential for ecotourism to support conservation in protected areas. The study was supported by the Travel Operators for Tigers (ToFT), United Kingdom and provided input to lawyers contesting a ban on tourism in Tiger Reserves, imposed by the Supreme Court of India. Also designed and scoped a multi-stakeholder approach to community-based tourism for tiger conservation
Education:
PhD in GEOGRAPHY, UIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE, UNITED KINGDOM
(September 2008-January 2013)
Dissertation on ‘Forest Federalism: Centre -States negotiations and the politics of environment and development in India’
Awards: Gates Cambridge Scholarship and the Overseas Research Studentship

MPHIL in ENVIRONMENT, SOCIETY AND DEVELOPMENT, UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
(September 2007-August 2008)
Awards: Gates Cambridge Scholarship

SECTORAL MBA (PG DIPLOMA in FORESTRY), INDIAN INSTITUTE OF FOREST MANAGEMENT
(June 2001 – April 2003)
Recognition: Chairman's Gold Medal for academic excellence

BA (PSYCHOLOGY), UNIVERSITY OF PUNE
(July 1998 – April 2001)
Affiliations and Achievements:
Member of the Board of Directors, Global EverGreening Alliance (Australia non-profit, charitable organization)
Member of Board of Directors, US EverGreening Alliance (US 501(c)(3) non-profit organization)
Member of the Board of Trustees, Vindhya Environment and Livelihoods Trust
Individual Member, Forest Stewardship Council (Environment Chamber)
Member, Oxford and Cambridge Society of India

Available for:
  • Consulting assignments
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    Years of Experience:
    15-20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    Doctorate
    Languages:
    English, Hindi
    Nationality:
    India
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