Advisory Committee

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Dr Viswanathan had earlier worked as Deputy Head (Climate Change and Development) at the Embassy of Switzerland in India. Before that, he had worked as the Senior Adviser of Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), Joint / Additional Commissioner at the Ministry of Agriculture Govt of India, and Principal Director of Defence Research and Development Organisation. He is a veterinarian by training with a Masters in Veterinary Sciences and MBA. Dr Viswanathan was awarded the VISHIST SEVA MEDAL by the President of India in 1985 for the service to Defence of the highest order.

Shantaram is Country Head of Yoti, a digital identity app that provides a simple and secure way of proving identity - online and face to face. An individual has complete control over his/her identity and how much to share of it. He has over twenty years of leadership experience in taking software products and services global. Have been a consistent market creator, launching new technology products and services across geographies that include North America, Asia- Pacific, Middle-East, South America, the Caribbean, and Africa. Nurtured and built alliance networks in different roles. He successfully drove entrepreneurial ventures in commercial agriculture and design services. He has an MBA from North Western University – Kellogg Business School.

Dr Srinivas is in the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation Professorial Research Chair - Water Conflicts and Governance, at Centre for Policy Research, Delhi. His research and policy interests are primarily in the water sector, focusing on transboundary water conflict/cooperation and governance. Before his PhD and moving to academia, Srinivas has worked as a professional, engaging with wide-ranging topics: urban and regional planning, and local governance in India; disaster response and reconstruction; and indigenous knowledge systems for natural resource management. Srinivas has a PhD from the University of Washington, Seattle, and an MA from the University of Miami, USA in political geography; an earlier Masters in Urban Environmental Planning from CEPT University, Ahmedabad; and a B.Tech. in Civil Engineering from Kakatiya University, Warangal.

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