I am an environmental and human right activist, an academician, political analyst, and civil society leader and have been working in variety of capacities since past two decades. I am engaged in environment advocacy and awareness, policy intervention, strengthening democracy and governance for nearly 20 years. I have been working at grass root to support local communities to realize access and control over their own environment, to manage their resources in a sustainable way, and to participate in decision making processes that affect them.