Faculty Details

Name : Pramod Kumar Singh

E-Mail : pramod@irma.ac.in

Designation : Professor

Primary Areagroup(s) : Social Sciences

Secondary Areagroup(s) : IT & Systems

Address : A-4, Irma Campus, Anand Gujarat

Phone : (O) 221621 , (R) 221704

Current Areas of Interest : Natural resource management; Climate change adaptation; Environment and development planning; Food and livelihood security; Geo-ICT for development; Interaction between natural and human systems; On methodological front: Fuzzy cognitive mapping, which helps in modeling complex and hard-to-model systems by integrating stakeholder knowledge with academic knowledge. Thus my work focuses on the interaction between natural and human systems with interdisciplinary, and engagement aspects of sustainability research.

  • Research Group
    • Centre for Sustainable Livelihoods
    • Centre for Public Policy and Governance
  • Profile Summary
  • Pramod Kumar Singh, Ph.D. Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi

    Dr Singh has over 18 years of teaching and research experiences in the areas of governance and management of natural resources, climate change adaptation, vulnerability and resilience, disaster risk reduction, livelihoods, environment and development planning, and geoinformatics for development. He has completed 30 research studies funded by central as well as state government departments and international development organizations. He teaches courses like rural livelihood systems, natural resources and sustainability to postgraduate and doctoral students. Dr Singh has conducted various management development programmes for IFS officers and others middle senior level government officers.

  • Education
    • Ph. D. (1999) in Environmental Sciences from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi
    • M. Phil (1994) in Environmental Sciences from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi
    • M. Sc. (1993) in Environmental Sciences from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi
  • Recent Publications in International Journals
    • Singh, Pramod K and Chudasma H (2017) "Pathways for Drought Resilient Livelihoods Based on Peoples Perception".  Climatic Change, 140:179-193 doi: 10.1007/s10584-016-1817-8. IF 3.344, H-index 130
    • Singh, Pramod K and Chudasma H (2017) Assessing Impacts and Community Preparedness to Cyclones: A Fuzzy Cognitive Mapping Approach. Climatic Change, doi: 10.1007/s10584-017-2007-z, IF 3.344, H-index 130
    • Singh, Pramod K and Nair, A (2014) "Livelihood vulnerability assessment to climate variability and change using a fuzzy cognitive mapping approach" Climatic Change, 127:475-491. DOI: 10.1007/s10584-014-1275-0. Impact factor 3.344.
    • Singh, Pramod K and B. N. Hiremath (2010) Sustainable livelihood security index in a developing country: A tool for development planning, Ecological Indicators, 10 (2): 442-451. ISSN: 1470-160X; Impact factor = 3.23.
  • Papers under Review with the International Journals
    • Singh, Pramod K; Nair, A, "Are land conflicts documented in India?" Under peer-review with Land Use Policy

  • Ongoing Research Projects
  • Climate Change Adaptation Approaches for Sustainable Livelihoods [Principal Investigator] Under India-IIASA Programme of the Government of India [Principal Investigator]

    This is a collaborative study between IRMA and International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Austria designed to provide evidence-based strategies for mainstream adaptation to development planning in Gujarat while ensuring livelihood security.  Based on Agro-ecological modelling, the study will provide Scenarios of Gujarat Agriculture in the 21st Century mainly on the following dimensions: (i) Yield and production gaps due to climate change; and (ii) Agricultural sustainability. The study also seeks to develop knowledge, strategies, approaches, measures, and processes that will enable vulnerable communities in Gujarat to cope with and adapt to the impending impacts of climate change.

    Designing and Strategizing Implementation of Sustainable Livelihood Interventions

    This project is a collaborative action research envisaging active participation of NHPC, partner organizations, district administration, and communities. The project also envisages identifying sector based value chains, climate resilient livelihood opportunities by creating productive assets to be owned by the communities.

  • Recently Concluded Projects
  • Case Research on Climate Change Adaptation for Sustainable Livelihoods [Principal Investigator] funded by Department of Science and Technology, Government of India  [Principal Investigator]
    This study supports knowledge requirements of the Indian National Mission for Strategic Knowledge for Climate Change. The study aims at providing evidence-based strategies to mainstream adaptation into development planning while ensuring livelihood security.The study documented 24 cases on adaptations to climate change  for livelihood security from 11 states involving over 900 community groups from 160 villages in India.

    Independent Assessment of Design, Strategies and Impacts of DAY-NRLM  [Principal Investigator]
    This involves evaluating the key design features, components, implementation architecture and systems established and strategies and key processes adopted by the Mission. The study also evaluates the key processes adopted and emerging results of the Mission in different component areas viz., social inclusion, institution building, financial inclusion, livelihoods promotion and entitlements and convergence.

    Institutionalization of Geo-ICT Enabled Micro-Planning
    for Inclusive Development in India [Principal Investigator]
    The Study aims at demonstrating bottom-up and participatory micro-planning in a district. It tries to develop methodology for the Local Development Plan (LDP) and Integrated District Development Plan (IDDP). This approach could be a model for other districts.

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