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Dr. Narpat S. Jodha

Dr. Narpat. S. Jodha

Narpat Singh Jodha, noted economist and President of INSEE from 2004-06 passed away on February 18th, 2020. He received his Master’s degree from the Delhi School of Economics and his PhD from the University of Rajasthan. He started his career with CAZRI Jodhpur in 1963 and worked with IARI New Delhi and various other government institutions before moving to different CGIAR Centers in India and overseas including ICRISAT Hyderabad and IITA East Africa. He worked as agricultural economist in South Asia as well as East and West Africa.

Dr. Jodha  was foremost among the pioneers of work on common property resources, livelihoods and rural poverty  in India. His seminal 1986 paper (published in the Economic and Political Weekly) , in particular, provided strong empirical support on the contribution of common property resources to rural livelihoods. It impacted the way in which rural poverty was theorized and written about for decades to follow. Later he moved from the arid and semi-arid tropics to focus on mountain regions as head of Mountain Farming Division at ICIMOD Kathmandu. He was briefly with the Environment Resources Division at the World Bank before rejoining ICIMOD and working on different aspects of mountain development in various capacities. Wherever he was, his work always continued to be rooted in a fieldwork  based understanding of reality. 

We at INSEE will remember Dr. Jodha for his lasting contributions to it as President in its early years. He shepherded it painstakingly and presided over the Conference held at IGIDR, Mumbai in 2005. He also worked closely with SANDEE, the South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics, mentoring researchers at its workshops. He was honoured as a Fellow of World Academy for Art and Science in 2001. He was also President of the International Society for the Study of the Commons (IASC) during the period 2004-06 and Conference President of the Indian Society for Agricultural Economics in 2008.

Apart from his professional accomplishments, his soft- spoken nature, his humility and his gentle spirit left a deep mark on all who were privileged to meet him. He will be remembered both as a great professional and as a genuine human.   

Kanchan Chopra
Past President, INSEE

INSEE Election 2020

March 2, 2020 @ 10:00 AM March 30, 2020 @ 5:30 PM UTC+0

Dear INSEE Members,


I am happy to announce the election for selecting the new President and Executive Committee (EC) members of INSEE for the period 2020-22. Following are the important dates regarding the election:

Submission of  Nomination Begins– March 2, 2020, 10.00 hrs (IST)
Deadline for submission of Nominations: March 9, 2020, 17.30 hrs (IST)
Deadline for Publication of List of Eligible Nominations: March 11, 2020, 17.30 hrs (IST)
Deadline for Withdrawal of Nominations: March 13, 2020, 17.30 hrs (IST)
Final List of Valid Nominations: March 15, 2020, 17.30 hrs (IST)
Voting Opens: March 18, 2020, 10.00 hrs (IST)
Voting ends: March 28, 2020 17.30 hrs (IST)
Declaration of Results: 30 March, 2020, 17.30 hrs (IST)

Instructions for sending nominations

1. The proposer should send an e-mail message to the seconder, which should be worded as follows:
“I (Name and membership number of the proposer) propose the name of ____________ with INSEE Life membership number ________for the post of
_____________ of INSEE for the period 2020 to 2022″

2. The seconder in turn should FORWARD this e-mail message as received to the nominated person, along with the following text at the top of the message:
“I (Name and membership number of the seconder) second the name of ___________ for the post of _________ of INSEE for the period 2020 to 2022”

3. The nominated person should in turn FORWARD the above two e-mail messages, along with all the previous text, to the Election Officer (elect2020@ecoinsee.org), with the following text at the top of the message:
“I (Name and membership number of the nominated person) give my consent to being nominated for the post of __________ of INSEE for the period 2020 to 2022”.

The nominated person, in addition to forwarding the emails above, may kindly send a brief bio-data (not exceeding 100 words) along with a statement of how she/he will contribute to INSEE activities. 

For further details, please see the Rules and Procedures of INSEE election and The list of voters.

With kind regards,
Election Officer
INSEE Elections 2020.
Mobile: +91-9940378763 | 7358546655
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