Capability

Manpower availability

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.
MANPOWER DETAILS

Professional Support staff Total
No. of full time employees 4 8 12
No. of part time employees 21 115 136
Total 30 123 153

Technical capability
TECHNICAL MANPOWER [CORE RESEARCH TEAM]
Sl No. Name
(First and last only)
Highest degrees Expertise
(Specialist; other expertise)
Years of experience
1 Vanita Suhasini
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
ICAR
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
Patna University
MA, PhD Sociologist Assessment of social impact 40+
6 Rahul Saxena
Mysore University
B.Sc (Engg) Planning and implementation of community level cross-sectoral programmes; integrated natural resource management 20+
7 Dr Jitender Singh
Delhi University
PhD
(Stats)
Sampling and statistical analysis 17+

MANAGEMENT

The institutions are managed by a full complement of capable managers.

Name Responsibilities
Vanita Suhasini MSc, MBA Research work
Aseem Kishore LLB Legal advisor [Part time]
Mukul Mayank IT expert Website management [Part time]

Support staff at headquarter [Full time]
Name Responsibilities
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
G.C. Shukla Accountant

[All staff members are computer literate with substantial experience of MSOffice including Excel, Access and other computational tools]


Support staff [Technical] [Part time; case based]
Name Responsibilities
Nidhi & Associates Auditor
L.R. Khatana LLB Legal advisor

Resources of the institution
Physical resources
  • Own premises in Vasant Kunj (D6, 6081/4, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi)
  • Eight computer workstations for data processing
  • Bespoke software for financial analysis and risk assessment
  • Field station at Patna, Bihar & Palampur, Kangra (Himachal Pradesh)
  • Networking with CBOs and NGOs across the country

Database
  • About 30,000 research papers and articles;
  • Access to some of the largest databases and on-line libraries;
  • A collection of about 3000 books on holistic farming, sustainable living, and sustainable development; and
  • A collection rare book on radical agriculture and healthy living based on scientifically validated facts.

Networking with researchers and main thrust of SEDEM

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.