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M.V. SASTRI (70 years), Honorary Convenor, Centre for World Solidarity since 1996; earlier: Consultant, Action for World Solidarity; Director, Rural Development Advisory Service; was with Association of Voluntary Agencies for Rural Development for over a decade; short research stint at National Council of Applied Economic Research and on teaching staff of Sri Venkateswara University, following graduation and research at Andhra University.


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BRIEF BIO-DATA OF N.K. SANGHI


1

Name (in capitals)

: NAND KISHORE SANGHI

2

Date of birth

: 15 – 01 – 1944

3

State to which the person belongs

: Haryana

4

Current position

: Advisor, Watershed Support Services and Activities Network (WASSAN), Secunderabad.

5

Previous position

: Director (NRM), National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE), Rajendranagar.


6. Educational qualification (including diploma and certification)


Sl. No.

Degree

Main subject

Name of University

Year

Class

Grade

GPA

Max.

1.

B.Sc. (Ag.)

Agriculture

Agra

1962

I

-

-

2.

M.Sc. (Ag.)

Botany and Genetics

Agra

1964

I

-

-

3.

Doctorate

Plant Breeding

IARI, Delhi

1970

2.34

3.00


7. Service particulars (list in reverse order)


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Organization, designation and duration

Present assignment / past experience on thrust areas

1.

Watershed Support Services and Activities Network (WASSAN), Secunderabad

Advisor

Since February 2004

- Improving the quality of involvement of the NGOs associated with watershed programme
in Andhra Pradesh
- Facilitation of action research on the following aspects under watershed programme in
Andhra Pradesh

o Capacity building of women SHGs federation (at mandal level) to work as a PIA

o Institutionalization of participatory processes particularly at field level

o Application of project management principles for all components under watershed
programme

o Application of information technology (IT) at Watershed Committee / PIA levels

- Facilitation of policy reform through refinement of guidelines of watershed programme and
development of step by step approach for NRM and watershed programme

- Steering the field study (sponsored by India-Canada Environment Facility) for
understanding the processes under the ongoing watershed programmes in 7 states of the
country

2.

National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management (MANAGE), Hyderabad

Director (Renewable Natural Resources)
- From June 1995 to January 2004

- Member of the working groups responsible for preparation of operational manuals for
watershed programme funded by Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India and
for formulation of revised guidelines for watershed programme funded by Ministry of
Agriculture (NWDPRA), Government of India.

- Carried out action research on participatory watershed management by being a PIA in
Ranga Reddy district, Andhra Pradesh

- Facilitated participatory approach under various foreign funded watershed projects. These
included KAWAD (DFID), APRLP (DFID), KANDI area development project (World Bank),
KWDP (DANIDA), SDC Supported Watershed Project in Karnataka, etc.

- Coordinated the field study on Institutionalization of participation in NRM funded by IIED,
United Kingdom and Development Alliance, New Delhi

- Carried out a consultancy assignment on Participatory monitoring and evaluation (PME) for
APRLP

- Organized a series of training courses for senior to middle level officers associated with
NWDPRA in different states of the country

3.

Zonal Coordination Unit for ToT projects, Hyderabad

Zonal Coordinator

- From April 1985 to May 1995

- Coordinated the activity of farm sciences centers (KVKs) associated with State
Agricultural University, Indian Council of Agricultural Research and voluntary organizations
with special emphasis on linking them with main system of research and extension in
Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra.

- Promoted farmer participatory research and extension on the followings:

a. Management of pests through non-pesticidal methods

b. Management of watershed programme through participatory approach

- Facilitated linkage between NGO and GOs in Andhra Pradesh with particular reference to
management of those technologies where group action is a pre-requisite

4.

All India Coordinated Research Project for Dryland Agriculture, Hyderabad

Scientist S-3 (Plant Breeding)

- From July 1977 to March 1985

- Carried out on-farm-research on crop management and natural resource management in
red soil of Telangana region, Andhra Pradesh

- Studied indigenous technologies for management of crops and natural resources

- Facilitated participatory approach in model watershed programme implemented by ICAR /
CRIDA

5.

All India Coordinated Research Project for Dryland Agriculture, Hyderabad

Scientist S-2

- From June 1971 to June 1977

- Conducted field trials on new varieties / hybrids of rainfed crops at research station as
well as in farmers fields

6.

Ford Foundation, Delhi

Program Associate

- From June 1969 to June 1971

- Carried out field trials on wheat at HAU, Hissar (as a part of the programme)

7.

Rockfeller Foundation, Delhi

Research Associate

- From July 1964 to September 1964

- Assisted in the ongoing programme on sorghum improvement




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