Samir Battacharya

Samir Bhattacharya

Associate Fellow

Samir Bhattacharya did his M-Phil(M2) in Environment Economics, titled “Sustainable Development in Emerging and Developing Countries” from CERDI, University of Auvergne 1, France. He undertook a research internship in French International Forest Office (ONF International) where he conducted a qualitative and quantitative research on factors that are influencing deforestation in and around Luki Biosphere Reserve, Democratic Republic of Congo and the report “socioeconomic analysis of agents of deforestation” is a part of Project Design Document for WWF.

Prior to his M.Phil, he has worked for three years in French Embassy economic service in India, heading energy, IT and Industry sector. There he regularly drafted reports, briefing papers in French for the French Government and French companies and was part of the core research team during two French Presidential visits in India (2010 and 2013). Before French Embassy, he has worked in CUTS International, an NGO promoting research based advocacy. While working for CUTS International, he worked in a project across seven countries of West Africa and travelled extensively in those countries. He is perfectly bilingual, holding C1 Degree in French and he taught French in “Alliance française du Bengale” for three years.

In SaciWATERs, he is working on “Water Security in Peri-urban Hyderabad” and Shifting Grounds” projects. Besides research, his interest lies in project monitoring, coordination, networking and raising capital through donor agency as well as working with rural and urban local bodies.


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