Dr Vipindas P
Dr. Vipindas P. is currently working as a Development Coordinator at the Community Agrobiodiversity Centre of M S Swaminathan Research Foundation. He has over a decade of experience in the development sector, particularly in livelihood and nutrition security interventions for the Adivasis of Wayanad region. His involvement in the development sector also focused on building social organisations to sustain and promote tribal livelihoods and biodiversity conservation. As part of his intervention in the area of nutrition security of Adivasis, he was awarded Netherlands Fellowship for the short course titled “Monitoring, evaluation and Impact assessment of food and nutrition security programmes” in 2016.
As a researcher, he is trained in Social Anthropology as Masters and completed doctoral research on the ‘Livelihood and health status of Tribal Communities of Western Ghats of Kerala, India’ in the broader area of Social Anthropology. He also associated with different collaborative research projects such as ‘Women Empowerment in Nutrition Indicators’, a research study jointly done by IGIDR, NIN, MSSRF, and Texas university; ‘Documentation of Indigenous Mixed Cropping System in Wayanad’, a study done by WASSAN and Cambridge university.
He has twelve national and international articles in journals, books, and popular magazines. He has over fifteen presentations in national and international seminars, and four visual documentaries in the domain of tribal life.