Programmer Coordinator, Tata Institute of Social Sciences
Sudarshan Rodriguez is a professional of multi-disciplinary backgrounds in disaster management, environmental sciences, environmental economics, policy and environmental law. He started his career in 1998 with UNDP-India, New Delhi as a Programme Development Specialist on their Environment & GEF Programme. He has since then worked in several locations with a range of civil society groups on interdisciplinary aspects of natural resource management.He has also worked in the area disaster response and management and travelled widely in Tamil Nadu and Kerala and the Andamans at various stages of the tsunami disaster relief and rehabilitation. Since 2010, he has been a Senior Programme Coordinator at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in the director's office handling innovative and trans-disciplinary projects-TISS-LAHDC Ladakh Project, the Socio and Ecological Stewardship Programme TISS Andaman Nicobar Initiative, National Water Mission -TISS Project , Mahatma Gandhi Academy for Human Development, Nagaland and the TISS Fellowship Programme, where as a practitioner coach he fosters and mentors young development professionals on leadership, project design and management for whole systems transformation and cultural shifts.