The institution has 12 full-time staff and 136 part-time staff [on project basis]. The support staff comprise of mainly computing and database experts. The project-based part time staff comprises of 21 consultants and 115 support staff. The support staff comprise mainly of supervisors, editors and investigators.
|No. of full time employees||4||8||12|
|No. of part time employees||21||115||136|
(First and last only)
(Specialist; other expertise)
|Years of experience|
Patna Univ. / Univ of Aston, Birmingham
|MSc, MBA||Socio-economic research, Evaluation, Impact Studies, Monitoring and training etc||35+|
|2||Mr. S P Ghulati
MA (DU) (Overall team leader)
|MA||Former secretary/GoI; was responsible for major reforms and modernization of Post and Telegraph services||50+|
|3||Dr Bharat Prasad
|MSc, PhD||Inter-disciplinary research; Extension services, training, etc||45+|
|4||Mukul Mayank||M-CSD, Oracle certified||Large database management, systems’ design, integration & implementation||19+|
|5||Dr. Gopal Iyer
|MA, PhD||Sociologist Assessment of social impact||40+|
|B.Sc (Engg)||Planning and implementation of community level cross-sectoral programmes; integrated natural resource management||20+|
|7||Dr Jitender Singh
|Sampling and statistical analysis||17+|
The institutions are managed by a full complement of capable managers.
|Vanita Suhasini MSc, MBA||Research work|
|Aseem Kishore LLB||Legal advisor [Part time]|
|Mukul Mayank IT expert||Website management [Part time]|
|Prakashini Santhan||Programmer analyst and executive assistant to CEO|
|Anil Mittal||Senior researcher|
|Manish Sharma||Senior researcher|
|Deepak Singh||Senior Investigator|
|Pritam Kumar||Senior Investigator|
|Shailendra Kumar||Programmer analyst|
|Sanjay Roy||Office Manager|
[All staff members are computer literate with substantial experience of MSOffice including Excel, Access and other computational tools]
|Nidhi & Associates||Auditor|
|L.R. Khatana LLB||Legal advisor|
SEDEM networks with about 10 national and international institutions engaged in advanced research on food security, food sovereignty, appropriate technology development, and sustainable enterprises geared towards “conservation based livelihoods” and with many radical farmers in India and abroad. The key to transition from current conventional farming to sustainable farming will come only if the rural communities appreciate the science behind these concepts. SEDEM seeks to disseminate scientific knowledge through farmers and women’s SHGs and CBOs on energy, land, forest, water and biodiversity.
At the moment SEDEM is engaged in developing systems and processes for community-based management of forests within the legal framework of the new Forest Act. The experiments are going on helped much with a small assistance from the Global Green Grant Fund, Washington DC. If the trials succeed, it would perhaps be first of its kind of forest management model in India.
SEDEM networks with about 30 national and international institutions engaged in advanced research on mushroom, honey, vegetable production and processing, meat production and processing, appropriate technology development, and sustainable enterprises geared to “livelihoods through conservation and protection of bio-diversity” and with many radical farmers in India and abroad. The key to transition from current conventional farming to sustainable farming and “livelihoods through conservation” will come only if the rural communities appreciate the science behind these concepts. SEDEM seeks to disseminate scientific knowledge through Panchayati Raj institutions and farmers and women’s SHGs in order to transit to sustainable development.