Economic Strategist with the ability to link the micro to the macro
Dr. Amitava Mukherjee is an internationally recognized scholar and development practitioner on food security, hunger and poverty reduction.[Wikipedea; Lauren Gardner: India's Persistent Food Insecurity, in Fall 2011/Spring 2012 Honors Capstones, American University]. He has worked extensively in the countries in Asia, especially in China, South East and Central Asia and India. He has also worked in several countries in Africa and a few in Latin America. The basic reach of his work has been in poverty reduction and food insecurity (read hunger). And range of his work has included action research, project implementation, capacity building and advocacy, for over three decades across continents. He has written and lectured extensively on these subjects, comprising numerous reports, papers and nearly 40 books.
Educated and researched at Ranchi University, India; Rice University, Houston; Stanford University, Stanford; London School of Economics, London and the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London.
Dr. Amitava Mukherjee, is currently the Senior Adviser, Government of India, in the Ministry of Rural Development,NRLM, New Delhi.
He is currently also the Executive Director, Development Tracks Research, Training and Consultancy pvt. Ltd., New Delhi and Managing Trustee, Probhas Kalyani Priti Trust, India, prior to which he was Senior Expert at the Macro-economic and Policy Development Division, United Nations, Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, Bangkok and Senior Adviser, UNESCAP Sub-regional Office for South and South West Asia, New Delhi. He was also Chief Technical Advisor, Pro-Poor Public Private Partnership at the U.N. He was Master Trainer in the UN System. He held the chair in Economics/Planning at the National Academy of Administration, Mussourie, India. During his long years in public service, he has served in the Public Sector, Government, Non-Governmental Sector and the United Nations System. Read More
Economic Strategist with a human face and a kind heart
Dr. Neela Mukherjee passed away on 2 June 2011 at Delhi, after a brief illness bravely fought and patiently borne. She leaves behind her husband, Dr. Amitava Mukherjee and son, Taponeel and numerous friends and well wishers all over the world. A Doctorate from Jadavpur University, Neela had a brilliant academic record being first class first throughout her academic career. She began her career in the Indian Economic Service in 1977, was Professor of Economics at LBS National Academy, Mussoorie, India; Commonwealth Fellow at London School of Economics, London; Fulbright Scholar at Stanford University, Stanford and UNDP Fellow at London School of Economics, London. She was at the time of her death, Chairman, Development Tracks RTC, New Delhi and Managing Trustee, Indrani Foundation. She ran and managed 12 Primary Schools in Midnapore District, West Bengal, India.Read More
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