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Dr.Shekhar Singh

Speaker for July 7th, 2005 Young India Event

Dr. Shekhar Singh started his career as a Lecturer in Philosophy at St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi, and has subsequently been on the faculty of the North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong and the Indian Institute of Public Administration, New Delhi. He has also been the Director of the Centre for Equity Studies, New Delhi, and is currently the Convenor of the National Campaign for People’s Right to Information (NCPRI). His major areas of work and interest include environmental management and good governance.
He has worked with the Government of India and has been an Advisor to the Planning Commission of India, Supreme Court Commissioner for the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, and chair of various committees and task forces. His association with international organisations include assignments with the UNDP, FAO, GEF, UNESCO, ADB and the World Commission on Dams and he has worked in many countries of Asia, in East Africa and in South America.
He has also been associated with various non-government organisations and popular movements, especially in the areas of transparency, environmental conservation and social justice. He is a founding member of the National Campaign for the People’s Right to Information and currently co-chairs the task force on transparency, which is a part of the Initiative on Policy Dialogue (IPD), headed by Joe Stiglitz and based in Columbia University, New York.


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