Eligibility Criteria

Ranjini Basu is currently pursuing  her M.Phil in Development Studies from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences. She has conducted research on studying changing agrarian relations in West Bengal, India. The research study focuses on the role of state-led land reforms and decentralized governance in the changing agrarian relations through the method of village study. Before this, she completed her postgraduate degree in Social Work, with specializing in Dalit and Tribal Social Work.  She has had the experience of interning with various developmental organizations, ranging from issues of livelihoods, and education to general developmental. Her area of interest includes issues of livelihood, food security, social inclusion and sustainable development. She can be reached at: ranjiniblues@yahoo.co.in

Gullali Jogezai, who belongs to a Pashtun tribal family of Loralai, Balochistan, is striving to bridge the gap between women and education. Despite belonging to an area of limited opportunities, especially for women, She did her Masters in Economics, and is currently pursuing an Mphil degree in development studies from Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE). Under IDRC/SDPI fellowship in Governance, Peace and Justice, Gullali is working on her thesis tiltled:"Transition from Karez to Tube-well technology: challenges for groundwater governance regimes in Baluchistan". She is also an Emerging leader of Pakistan Fellow, a program by Atlantic Council’s South Asia Center, and visited USA where she spoke with community activists, politicians and policy makers about the prevailing situation of Pakistan and a role she can play in changing the fate of Pakistan. Convinced that one who has "walked on a hurdled road can clear the way for others," she aims to ameliorate opportunities for education in Balochistan and not only empower women but also help them recognize as assets of society. She can be reached at:galokhan@hotmail.com

Amir Mustafa with the background of economics has completed his MPhil in International Development Studies, and now pursuing his PhD in Economics. He has also PGD on Commonwealth Values in Youth in Development Work. His major areas of interest are governance, HRD, international trade and regionalism. He has written various articles and reports on WTO, trade, remittances, HRD, labor market, antidumping, SAARC and human trafficking. Currently. he is serving at SAARC HRD Centre as research officer. He has worked on a number of research assignments since 2002. He can be reached at:amirmustafa@gmail.com 

Muhammad Asif: He did his M.Sc in Sociology from Institute of Social & Cultural Studies, University of the Punjab, Lahore. Currently, he is pursuing his MPhil in Sociology from the same Institute. His interest areas are; Police Legitimacy, Public Trust and Vigilantism. He can be reached at: asif_issb@yahoo.com

Aneesa Rahman did her Bachelors in Business Administration from United International University, Bangladesh, and is currently pursuing her Masters in Development Studies from BRAC University. She is currently working for GIZ, Bangladesh as a Portfolio Assistant. She has also worked for Affiliated Network for Social Accountability-South Asia Region (ANSA-SAR), BRAC University, as a Programme Associate. Aneesa can be reached at aneesarhmn@gmail.com

KausilaTimsina is currently pursuing her MPhil at the Department of Geography and Natural resource Management, Sikkim University, India where she is working on the "Political Ecology of Hydropower Development In Bhutan". She did her Masters in Geography from the same university and completed graduation in Geography from North Bengal University. She can be reached at: kausicare@gmail.com

Bishal Kumar Bhandari has been actively associated with teaching and practicing journalism since 2006. He did his postgraduation in Sociology from Tribuwan University, ‘Development Communication’ from Purbanchal University of Nepal. Presently, he is perusing his PhD degree from Kathmandu University Where he is conducting research on ‘The role of community radio in post conflict good governance’. Mr. Bhandari has a journalistic background and is now working as a freelance writer. He is also a member of federation of Nepalese Journalist (FNJ), and the Treasurer of Comparative Education Society of Nepal (CESON). HE can be reached at: brobishal@gmail.com

Muhammad Usman did his graduation in Agricultural and Resource Economics in 2010 from University of Agriculture, Faisalabad, Pakistan and M.Sc.( Hons.) in Agricultural Economics  in 2012 where his  research   topic was " Factors  Affecting Artificial Insemination Coverage in Dairy Animals and its Economic Impact on the Farmers of Peri-Urban Areas". He has also worked in a project on "Cost effectiveness, Elements and Impact of Climate Change Adaptations in Indus Eco-region funded by World Wide Fund for Nature. Besides, he worked on “Estimation of Economic Losses in Livestock due to different diseases,” funded by IFPRI. Currently, he is a Doctoral student of Agricultural Economics in University of Arid Agriculture, Rawalpindi, Pakistan where his research focuses on “Women Empowerment and Poverty Reduction through Development of Livestock Sector in Punjab, Pakistan.  He can be assessed at musman219@yahoo.com

Barkha Sharda is pursuing her MPhil degree in Development Studies from Tata Institute of Social Science, Mumbai. Earlier, she did her MA from University of Dehli and BA (Honors) from Jadavpur University, Kolkatta. She has a work experience of working with Orkids, Livelihood Solutions and SaktiVihani. She can be reached at barkhasharda@gmail.com.

Saeeda Khan has recently completed her course work of Mphil in Development Studies from Pakistan Institue of Development Economics, Islamabad. She has worked as women empowerment officer at HEDO. She is conducting a research on the "Impact of non-international armed conflict on female education" under IDRC/SDPI fellowship in Governance, Peace and Justice. She is also the founding member of civic face, Pakistan, an advocacy and research organization. Saeeda is a strong advocate of gender empowerment and aims to work for human rights in the region. She can be reached at: sdkhan.1988@gmail.com






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After a very successful first round of IDRC-SDPI Fellowships program in Governance, Security and Justice in South Asia, the IDRC-SDPI is going to kick off the program's second and last round of applications for the present phase which will remain open till December 15, 2012.

The candidates who could not succeed in first round of applications can also apply again after reworking their applications. The program themes and selection criteria, as mentioned in the call for application, is the same.

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