Dr Navroz Dubash
Senior Fellow, Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi
The TN Khoshoo Memorial Award for 2015 was presented to Dr Navroz K Dubash, Senior Fellow, Centre for Policy Research (CPR), New Delhi, in recognition of the impact of his work on Indian climate change policy and the international discourse on global climate governance.
Dr Dubash's research has focussed attention on governance mechanisms to operationalize a co-benefits framework to simultaneously address growth and environmental objectives in developing countries like India. As coordinator of CPR's Climate Initiative, he has spearheaded an assessment of India's state action plans on climate change. His edited book "A Handbook of Climate Change and India: Development, Policy and Governance" (2012) is a leading reference to understand the evolution of Indian perspectives and politics on climate change. He has been a Lead Author and Synthesis Report author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (AR5), and has served on India's Expert Committee on Low Carbon Strategies for Inclusive Growth and other national committees on water and energy policy.
Chief Executive, Technology Informatics Design Endeavour (TIDE), Bangalore
Svati Bhogle has worked at TIDE on several projects involving technology development and adaptation and entrepreneurship models for sustainable technology dissemination. She was previously with the Karnataka State Council for Science and Technology, where she was involved in the development of fuel efficient biomass based stoves and dryers for a variety of applications. In the past few years, she has been associated with projects involving women and livelihoods.
Director, EMBARQ India, Mumbai
Madhav Pai leads EMBARQ India's work on transport and urban development projects across India. EMBARQ - the WRI Center for Sustainable Transport - is a not-for-profit initiative of the World Resources Institute (WRI). He is the lead author of "Bus Karo" a guidebook on bus operations and planning and has analysed the urban transport situation and the progress of BRT projects in Indian cities. He has previously worked on transport research, planning, and training at Citilabs, Dowling Associates Inc., and the University of California Berkeley.
Chief Economist, Aditya Birla Group, Mumbai
Ajit Ranade is Chief Economist of the Aditya Birla Group. He has previously served as Chief Economist at ABN AMRO Bank. He was Government of India's nominee as Independent Director of Multi Commodity Exchange of India Ltd. He has served on various committees of the Reserve Bank of India, most recently in the committee on Fuller Capital Account Convertibility.
Senior Research Fellow, Prayas, Pune
Ashok Sreenivas works on energy policy and climate change at Prayas (Energy Group). He is also associated with Parisar, a group working towards sustainable solutions for urban transport. He has previously worked in applied computer science research.
Satish B. Agnihotri
Former Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India, New Delhi
Satish Agnihotri is an IAS officer of Orissa Cadre from the 1980 batch and has held several important positions in the Government of India. He has done a Ph. D on sex ratio patterns in the Indian population from the School of Development Studies, University of East Anglia, Norwich UK. He has also been an Adjunct Professor at CTARA (Centre for Technology Alternatives in Rural Areas), IIT Bombay.