About the Author
Sumi Krishna, an independent environment-development researcher and gender consultant, currently President of the Indian Association for Women’s Studies, has over 35 years of experience at the field, programme and policy levels. Her interests include the gender dimensions of biodiversity and natural resource-based livelihoods in rural and tribal areas; local knowledge systems and resource rights; participatory governance through community institutions; inter-disciplinary research methodology; and capacity-building for young professionals. She has served as guest faculty/adviser at various institutions and universities, and earlier worked for several years in development communication. Her major publications include Environmental Politics: People’s Lives and Development Choices; Restoring Childhood: Learning, Labour and Gender in South Asia; and the edited volume Livelihood and Gender: Equity in Community Resource Management. She is a founder-moderator of the e-group ‘jivika’ on livelihood and gender.