Madhuri Mondal

Senior Programme Officer and Site Coordinator (Andaman Islands) – SeaChange

Qualifications: M.A. Natural Resources & Governance, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (2016-2018)

B.E Information Technology, Osmania University, 2009


Profile: Growing up in the Andamans and living close to the rainforest and coastal ecosystems, Madhuri has always been fascinated by them. After working for over six years as a software engineer, she gave up her career to be close to nature and to work towards environmental sustainability. During her Masters with TISS, she became interested in studying human-nature interactions and socio-ecological systems. For her Master’s dissertation, she studied the resource use and governance in Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park in South Andaman. Before joining Dakshin, she worked with indigenous communities in the Protected Areas of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. She is interested in analyzing the role of institutions in managing resources in the globalizing world and to develop interventions to strengthen resource governance. She enjoys traveling, nature walks, birding and documenting biodiversity.

At Dakshin, she was previously leading the Community Wellbeing and Environment programme in Odisha and Andaman Islands. Currently, her work focuses on developing the SeaChange initiative and overseeing its implementation in the Andaman Islands while working closely with the different stakeholders. Dakshin’s SeaChange initiative looks at the interconnected nature of issues in coastal landscapes and aims to secure healthy ecosystems and thriving communities by unlocking local potential, strengthening institutions and building bridges between stakeholders.