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Sunita Narain

1961 - Today

By: Kayros Lippwe | Date Added:

Sunita Narain is currently the Director General of the Cnetre for Science and Environment, she has been with the organization since 1982. Narain is also the Director of the Society for Environmental Communications, and the Editor of Down To Earth magazine. Narain is an environmentalist who pushes for changes in policies, sustainable development, and practices of people's understanding of natural resources. Narain was awarded the Padma Shri (4th highest civilian award by the Indian government) in 2005. In the same year under her leadership, the Centre for Science and Environment was awarded the Stockholm Water Prize, with her policy influence for community based water management. In 2005, the Prime Minister position her to chaired the Tiger Task Force, after the Country's loss of tigers in Sariska and evolved action plan. In 2009, She was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science by the University of Calcutta. She was also a member of the Prime Minister's Council member for the National Ganga River Basin Authority and Climate Change. In 2016, Narain was listed as one of the 100 Most Influential People by the Time Magazine, and also in the same year she received the IAMCR Climate Change Communication Research in Action Award.

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