KEY RESEARCH PROJECTS

  • Engendering Governance: Bridging the Gap between Policy and Practice - Action Research Project, Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute
    (2011-2012).
  • Livelihood Practices and Development Choices: Strategies for Achieving a Convergence in Forest Dependent Communities, Karnataka Forest Department (2010-2012).
  • Enhancing the Role of Women in Strengthening Democracy - United Nations Democracy Fund and Centre for Social Research,
    New Delhi (2009-2010).
  • Management of Common Property Resources among Indigenous Communities in Canada: Achieving a Convergence between
    Policy and Rights of Indigenous Peoples
    - Canadian Studies Faculty Research Fellowship, Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute (2007).
  • Equity in Education: Gender and Primary Education in a Forest Region - Senior Research Fellowship, Indian Council for Social Science Research (2005-2007).
  • Building Capacities of Rural Communities through People‚Äôs Institutions: Self-Help Group as a Channel for Infrastructure Development and Economic Empowerment (in collaboration with Karim Aly-Kassam of the University of Calgary, Canada)-Shastri Applied Research Project, Canadian International Development Agency and Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute (2003-2006).
  • India Eco-development Project - Karnataka Forest Department (2001-2003).
  • Empowering Women through Forestry: The Role of Indigenous Women in Forestry Development Programmes (in collaboration with
    Karim Aly-Kassam of the University of Calgary, Canada)-CIDA-Shastri Partnership Project, Canadian International Development Agency and Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute (1999-2001).
  • An Evaluation of the Functioning of Ashram Schools - A Comparative Study of Karnataka and Orissa (in collaboration with D.K. Behera of Sambalpur University, Orissa)-Ministry of Welfare, Government of India(1997-1999).