Day out with Sandeep Tambe: A Star Educator & Forest Officer

We are proud to nominate Prof. Sandeep Tambe from Indian Institute of Forest Management as our next "Human Star" under "Day out with a Star" platform at http://www.dayoutwithastar.com for successfully using science to impact policy and practice in India.

Chandra Kishore, Founder, Indian Environment Network http://www.paryavaran.com and "Day out with a Star" platform will sit with Sandeep over a cup of virtual coffee on Facebook Live on September 16 8:30 PM India time/ September 16 11 AM US EST. "Like" and "Share" our facebook page www.facebook.com/dayoutwith to catch the interview live!

Sandeep Tambe is a member of the Indian Forest Service. He has served as the chief conservator of forests, project manager with The Mountain Institute and as special secretary in the Rural Management and Development Department, Government of Sikkim before joining as a professor at the Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM).

He was selected as the top 25 persons of the year by the Forbes India magazine in 2010, was conferred the T. N. Khoshoo Memorial Award in 2012, Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in Public Administration in 2013 (institutional), Sikkim State Award for Meritorious Service in 2014, National Award for Excellence in Sustainable Livelihoods and Transparency and Accountability in 2014 and 2015 respectively (institutional) and the Best Teacher Award by IIFM students in 2017.

We will talk about his life journey, his experience as a forest officer and institution builder, and his role in creating livelihood opportunities for solving complex societal problems.

Here's more about Sandeep Tambe:

Sandeep Tambe is a member of the Indian Forest Service. He is passionate about conservation, livelihoods and water security. He has been instrumental in driving sustainable development in the Khangchendzonga landscape (highest ecosystem in the country) by securing wildlife areas, effectively implementing livelihood programs and by reviving Himalayan springs using scientific and people centric approaches.

He has served as the chief conservator of forests, project manager with The Mountain Institute and as special secretary in the Rural Management and Development Department, Government of Sikkim before joining as a professor at the Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM). He was instrumental in formulating the policy and implementing the participatory lake conservation guidelines, ecodevelopment guidelines, mountain guardian’s policy, trekking regulations, gram panchayat pro-poor perspective plan policy (G5P), strengthening decentralized governance, grounding effective social audits, forging convergence partnerships and owner-driven house reconstruction. He played a key role in the formulation of the draft National Forest Policy 2018.

At IIFM, he teaches courses related to forest policy and law, rural livelihoods, natural resources management and project management. He has authored 22 research papers in reputed journals and penned four books. He has diverse work experience having worked in government, NGO and academic institutions and in successfully using science to impact policy and practice. He graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Mumbai, is a postgraduate in forestry from the Forest Research Institute (FRI) and a Ph.D. from the Wildlife Institute of India (WII).

He was selected as the top 25 persons of the year by the Forbes India magazine in 2010, was conferred the T. N. Khoshoo Memorial Award in 2012, Prime Minister’s Award for Excellence in Public Administration in 2013 (institutional), Sikkim State Award for Meritorious Service in 2014, National Award for Excellence in Sustainable Livelihoods and Transparency and Accountability in 2014 and 2015 respectively (institutional) and the Best Teacher Award by IIFM students in 2017.

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