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Sandeep Tambe

Professor, Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopa

Dr Sandeep Tambe is a member of the Indian Forest Service and has diverse work experience, having worked in government, NGO and academic institutions. He served for 16 years in Sikkim state before joining the Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal, 2015 onwards. While in Sikkim, he contributed to securing wildlife areas, effectively implementing livelihood programs and reviving Himalayan springs. He has also contributed towards policy formulation for lake conservation, eco-development, mountain guardian’s policy, trekking regulations, pro-poor targeting, effective social audits, convergence partnerships and post-earthquake reconstruction. His present research interests are water security, rural livelihoods, tackling wicked problems and co-producing sustainability solutions. He graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mumbai, is a postgraduate in Forestry from the Forest Research Institute (FRI) and obtained his Ph.D. from the Wildlife Institute of India (WII).