Sumit Vij

Sumit Vij

PhD Researcher, Public Administration and Policy Group & Alterra, Wageningen University and Research Center, The Netherlands.

Sumit Vij is a PhD Researcher with Public Administration and Policy Group at Wageningen University, the Netherlands. He holds a master’s degree in Sustainable Development Practices from TERI University, India and completed his Bachelors in Chemistry from University of Delhi. He also holds a master’s degree in Development Management from Tata-Dhan Academy, a collaborative effort of Sir Ratan Tata Trust (SRTT) and DHAN Foundation. Before starting his PhD, he worked with SaciWATERs, on the projects focused on the peri urban water governance and climate change in south Asia. He has also worked as a consultant on the Living with Climate Change project (SSHRC) with partners in India, Nepal, Pakistan and Canada. He was responsible for designing, planning, and the implementation of the project in semi-arid sites of India. He also has gained experience in project designing and coordination while working on the National Dairy Plan at National Dairy Development Board, Ministry of Agriculture, India.

Research Focus
Sumit Vij’s research focuses on the governance of adaptation, specifically to understand how adaptation is conceptualized as a political process. His research will explain the influence of power on approaches of policy making for adaptation in south Asian countries (India, Nepal, Bangladesh).


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