Samyuktha Varma
Samyuktha Varma Samyuktha Varma is a writer and researcher based in Bangalore, India. She has a Masters in Gender and Social Policy from the London School of Economics and has worked with NGOs, large and small, across South Asia on issues such as social protection, natural resource management and agriculture, and waste and its reuse.…
Shimul Bijoor

Research Assistant

Shimul Bijoor Qualifications B.A. Environmental Studies and Policy Conservation is as much a social, political, economic, and cultural effort as it is ecological. As such, I'm particularly interested in human interactions with the environment, decision making processes, and the involvement of various actors in governing natural resources. While completing my Bachelor's in Environmental Studies an…
Deepika Sharma

Research Assistant

Deepika Sharma Qualification: BSc Botany (2013-16), Gargi College, University of Delhi MA Environment and Development, Ambedkar University Delhi (2016-18) PADI Open-Water diver certificate (2018) I joined Dakshin Foundation in 2018 as a Research Assistant to work on a project on Marine Protected Areas in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, where we are studying the management of…
Aarthi Sridhar
Aarthi Sridhar Aarthi Sridhar is a founder trustee of Dakshin Foundation and heads its Communities and Resource Governance Programme. Trained in the social sciences, her research interests cover a range of historical and contemporary socio-legal studies, with a focus on regulating resource use, environmental justice and democratic practices. She has also facilitated the creation of…
Naveen Namboothri

Programme Head

Naveen Namboothri Naveen  Namboothri  is a founder trustee of Dakshin Foundation and currently serves as its Director. Trained as marine biologist, he has worked in diverse coastal, marine and island systems across India. His engagement cuts across regional, national and local agencies including government and non-government sectors. He heads the Biodiversity and Resource Monitoring Programme and…
Kartik Shanker

Programme Head

Kartik Shanker Kartik Shanker is a founder trustee of Dakshin Foundation. An ecologist by training, Kartik has interests in both mountain and marine systems. His work with marine turtles in the last 20 years has led to broader interests in coastal and marine conservation. Currently, he serves as the Director of ATREE, Bangalore, and is…
Kartik Shanker

Program Head

Kartik Shanker Kartik Shanker is a founder trustee of Dakshin Foundation. An ecologist by training, Kartik has interests in both mountain and marine systems. His work with marine turtles in the last 20 years has led to broader interests in coastal and marine conservation. Currently, he serves as the Director of ATREE, Bangalore, and is…
Marianne Manuel

Junior Programme Head

Marianne ManuelJunior Program Head Qualifications: M.Sc. Environmental Studies, TERI University, New Delhi, 2011 E-mail: marianne.manuel88@gmail.com Profile: As Assistant Director at Dakshin, I support the Director and Associate Director with the long-term vision and strategy for the institution, institutional fundraising, administration as well as facilitate coordination between the three programmes. Apart from this my research and interventions focus…
Marianne Manuel

Programme Officer

Marianne ManuelProgram Officer Qualifications: M.Sc. Environmental Studies, TERI University, New Delhi, 2011 E-mail: marianne.manuel88@gmail.com Profile: As Assistant Director at Dakshin, I support the Director and Associate Director with the long-term vision and strategy for the institution, institutional fundraising, administration as well as facilitate coordination between the three programmes. Apart from this my research and interventions focus on…
Ajith Raj R

Research Assistant - Biodiversity And Resource Monitoring

Ajith Raj RResearch Assistant Qualification:  M.A. Development (Sustainability Specialization),  Azim Premji University, Bangalore- 2016 Bachelor’s in Fisheries Sciences (BFSc), Kerala University of Fisheries and Ocean Studies (KUFOS), Kochi-2011 Email: ajithraj@dakshin.org During the course of my graduation in fisheries sciences, I learnt about marine life as well as the social lives of fishers. My passion for…