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Shweta Srinivasan

Shweta Srinivasan is a Senior Research Analyst and holds a Master's degree in Science, Society and Development from the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex and a Bachelor’s in Journalism and Mass Communication. At CSTEP, she works on policy research in low carbon energy ...

Shrimoyee Bhattacharya

Shrimoyee Bhattacharya works as a Senior Research Scientist and holds a Master's degree in Urban and Rural Planning. She has over 8 years of professional experience in the areas of Urban Planning and Policy Advisory for Regional plans, and urban governance. She also has experience...

Vivek Vaidyanathan

Vivek Vaidyanathan is a Research Scientist working on urban infrastructure related projects. He holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D from TU Delft, Netherlands. He has close to 10 years of work experience i...

Merlin Francis

Merlin Francis holds a Master’s degree in Communication from Christ University, Bangalore. Prior to joining CSTEP, she worked with The New Indian Express and Times of India for 5 years. She is interested in the reading and writing about transport and urban sustainability, governance, education...

Ashish Srivastava

Ashish Srivastava has 27 years of experience in the IT industry. During this time, he has managed global IT businesses, directed rollout of many complex large programmes and even headed an IT Product Company. He is considered a Telecom Domain specialist and an adept Enterprise Architect. He has pers...

Governance of City Systems and Challengers of Mobility

CSTEP researchers Sujaya Rathi and Jai Asundi, participated in an interactive discussion on “Governance of City Systems and Challengers of Mobility”....

Talk on Energy Governance

Mr. Girish Sant, Coordinator - Prayas Energy Group and Co-founder of Prayas delivered a talk on Energy Governance: An integral part of solving the Energy Challenge at CSTEP....

Round Table on Environment Sustainability and Climate Change: Karnataka Agenda

A Round Table on Environment, Sustainability and Climate Change: Karnataka Agenda, was organised by the Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP) and HSBC along with the Environment and Good Governance Trust, the London School of Economics (LSE), and Institute for Social and Economi...

Round Table on Risk Governance Deficits and Emerging Risks

Dr.  V.S. Arunachalam, Chairman of CSTEP gave a presentation on "Learning from Failure: Major Technical Accidents Revisited"  at a Round Table on Risk Governance Deficits and Emerging Risks organised by the International Risk Governance Council and the Swiss Re Centre for Global ...

Talk on Securitisation of Development: Investigating the Indian state's two-pronged policy towards left wing extremist

Dr. Ipshita Basu from Institute of Governance Studies, BRAC University delivered a talk on Securitisation of Development: Investigating the Indian state's two-pronged policy towards left wing extremist....

Talk by Anjali K Mohan

Dr. Anjali K. Mohan, Research Consultant at CITAPP and Institutional Expert, HDC delivered a talk on E-governance in Karnataka at CSTEP on January 9, 2015...

Talk on Challenges in Transforming Governance: The BBMP Restructuring exercise

Mr. V. Ravichndar delivered a talk on "Challenges in Transforming Governance: The BBMP Restructuring exercise", September 10, 2015...

Talk on Water and the Future of Bengaluru

Shri S.V. Ranganath (IAS Retd.), Board Member – CSTEP, delivered a talk at CSTEP on ‘Water and Future of Bengaluru’, as the first part of a series of lectures that he will be delivering on a range of governance-related issues, March 3, 2016....

Urban Observatory Workshop

The objective of the Consultative workshop was to deliberate on the collaborative ways and priorities for creating an Urban Observatory for Karnataka. The thematic groups discussions, which took place thereafter focussed on sources and types of data, properties and boundaries for the digital environ...

Governance

CSTEP has recently started research in the area of governance, which emerges as a distinct vertical, to primarily aid transparency, efficiency, accountability and participation through knowledge based research and technology. It is also a cross-cutting theme across its other verticals: to guide impl...

Anjali K. Mohan

Anjali K. Mohan, Researcher, Center for Information Technology and Public Policy (CITAPP), Institute of Information Technology Bangalore, delivered a talk at CSTEP on E-governance in Karnataka...

V. Ravichandar

V. Ravichandar, Member –Expert Committee: BBMP Restructuring visited CSTEP to deliver a talk on Challenges in Transforming Governance: The BBMP Restructuring exercise....

Sharadchandra Lele

Sharachchandra Lele, Senior Fellow, Programme Leader (Forests & Governance), Convenor (Centre for Environment & Development) visited CSTEP to deliver a talk on Adaptation in urbanising watersheds....

Smart-City Challenge: Building on pillars of good governance

Smart-City Challenge: Building on pillars of good governance, Shrimoyee Bhattacharya and Sujaya Rathi, Economic Times, May 12, 2015...

A Solution For India's Ailing Groundwater Governance

A Solution For India's Ailing Groundwater Governance, Ashish Nigam, Huffington Post India, July 9, 2015....

Round Table on Environment Sustainability and Climate Change: Karnataka Agenda

A Round Table on Environment, Sustainability and Climate Change: Karnataka Agenda, was organised by the Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP) and HSBC along with the Environment and Good Governance Trust, the London School of Economics (LSE), and Institute for Social and Economi...

Round Table on Risk Governance Deficits and Emerging Risks

Dr.  V.S. Arunachalam, Chairman of CSTEP gave a presentation on "Learning from Failure: Major Technical Accidents Revisited"  at a Round Table on Risk Governance Deficits and Emerging Risks organised by the International Risk Governance Council and the Swiss Re Centre for Global ...

Governance of City Systems and Challengers of Mobility

CSTEP researchers Sujaya Rathi and Jai Asundi, participated in an interactive discussion on “Governance of City Systems and Challengers of Mobility”. Click to view write - up Governance of City Systems and Challengers of Mobility...

Conference on Peri-urban Development Programme

This conference on peri-urban dynamics will examine various themes such as urbanisation, peri-urban ecosystems, water and their uses in the peri-urban, political frameworks and governance.IGCS, IIT Madras & CSTEP are organising a Conference on Peri-urban Development Programme on J...

Urban Observatory Workshop

The Urban Observatory Consultative Workshop was conducted by CSTEP on September 16, 2017. Prime objective of the Consultative workshop was to deliberate on the collaborative ways and priorities for creating an Urban Observatory for Karnataka. The thematic groups discussions, post lunch, focusse...

Dr Sharad Lele, Senior Fellow, Programme Leader (Forests & Governance), Convenor (Centre for Environment & Development)

Thanks for inviting me to CSTEP! I am looking forward to futher interaction & collaboration. Click to view images...