Qualifications: M.F.Sc Fisheries Extension, ICAR-Central Institute of Fisheries Education (ICAR-CIFE), Mumbai, 2017
B.F.Sc Fisheries Science, Fisheries College and Research Institute (FC&RI), Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu Fisheries University (TNFU), 2015
Profile: Velumani’s interests lie in the domains of socio-economics and livelihoods assessment, governance and institutional arrangements, climate change related vulnerability and scientometrics. During his Master’s, he studied the institutional arrangement, governance and human development of reservoir fishers in Krishna Raja Sagar, Karnataka, India.
Prior to joining Dakshin, he worked as a Young Professional-II on an international project at ICAR-National Bureau of Fish Genetic Resources (ICAR-NBFGR), Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh which aimed at quantifying agrobiodiversity and ecosystem services in the Godavari River Basin landscape. His work involved assessing socio-economic profiles and livelihoods of fishing communities and agricultural farmers in the Godavari River Basin.
Velumani has a penchant for videography and photography and has taught himself video editing, which he enjoys.
As Senior Programme Associate with the Sustainable Fisheries team, he works with the project on Recycling for Wellbeing in the Palk Bay region.