Dr. Anamitra Anurag Danda

Professor & Dean
JAGSOM (VU Mumbai Campus)

Area: Sustainability

Dr. Anamitra Anurag Danda is Senior Visiting Fellow with ORF’s Energy and Climate Change Programme. His research interests include: sustainability and stewardship, collective action and institution building, adaptation to climate change, resolving human-wildlife conflict, and nature conservation.

Dr. Danda has worked in the areas of sustainability, sustainable development and nature conservation for over two decades. He has long implementation experience in the areas of energy access, climate change adaptation, sustainable livelihoods, education, community forestry, and nature conservation.

He has been a practitioner for over two decades in the environment and development sectors. Bulk of his experience in nature conservation, the practice of sustainable development and adaptation to climate change was gained in the Sundarban region.

He has taught at IMT Ghaziabad, OP Jindal Global University as adjunct faculty and held position at WWF India as Programme Lead — Climate Change Adaptation. He is a Senior Visiting Fellow at Observer Research Foundation and a columnist with The Telegraph.

Educational Qualification:

  • PhD Sustainable Development, University of Twente
  • MA Sociology and Social Anthropology, North Bengal University
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Environment Management, Indian Institute of Social Welfare & Business Management