Our Team

We are a small but growing organization with both full-time staff and some part-time consultants. Our diverse team consists of people from different parts of India with a wide range of experiences (some stalwarts, some mid-career professionals, and some recent college graduates) and educational backgrounds. We enjoy looking at issues from multiple perspectives, but share a love for ecology, decentralized production systems, pastoralism, and wide-open spaces!

We are a flat, high energy organization with most of us working on multiple projects at any given time. Collaborations within the team and with partner organizations lie at the heart of our work and we look forward to partnering with those who share our cultural ethos and our passion for pastoralism.
Gaddi sheep and goats walk across an alpine pasture in Kangra © Hashmat Singh

Our Team


Syed Kashif Raza



Mohammad Shahid

Assistant Administrator

Vasant Saberwal



Tanya M

Communications Coordinator

Sarita Sundar

Sayali Kute

Graphic Designer


Amanat Ali


Amit Rathi

Coordinator - Uttarakhand

Amiya Walia

FRA - Research Associate

Meer Hamja


Mohammad Shamshad


Ramesh Bhatti


Rituja Mitra

FRA National Coordinator


Emmanuel Theophilus

Project Anchor - Kumaon

Mahendar Singh

Field Staff (Kumaon)

Munna Nitwal

Field Staff (Kumaon)

Narain Nitwal

Field Staff (Kumaon)

Prem Rana

Field Staff (Kumaon)

Richa Keshri

Junior Wool Coordinator

Riya Sequeira Shetty

Wool Anchor

Trilok Rana

Field Staff (Kumaon)

Living Lightly

Khyati Vinod


Komal Jain

Associate Curator

Sushma Iyengar

Lead Curator


Ajinkya Ukey

Project Coordinator - Maharashtra

Aniruddh Sheth

Thematic Anchor

Chamba Tsetan

Project Coordinator

Iravatee Majgaonkar

Senior Researcher

Tenzing Palmo

Field Researcher

Vidur Datt

Research Associate

Yash Ketkar

Lead Cartographer

Steering Committee

Dr. Amrita Patel

Dr. Jayashree Ratnam

Jaya Jaitley

Sandeep Virmani

Sunil Parekh

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