Delhi Sustainable Development Summit 2002
Ensuring sustainable livelihoods:

challenges for governments, corporates, and civil society at Rio+10
8 - 11 February 2002, New Delhi

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Mr Ashok Khosla
President, Development Alternatives, New Delhi

Work 1983 to Present

Development Alternatives, New Delhi - President
Overall responsibility for setting and achieving the goals of the organisation ... technology development ... environmental management ... institutional design ... production ... marketing ... policy advocacy ... strategic planning ... results

President, Technology and Action for Rural Advancement (TARA); DESI Power Pvt Ltd.; Tara BKF Rural Technologies Pvt Ltd. Managing Trustee, People First, New Delhi Secretary General, People’s Commission on Environ’t & Develop’t, New Delhi


1976 – 82

United Nations Environment Programme, Nairobi - Director
Designed, implemented and operated Infoterra, the global information network of UNEP ... Established and chaired UNEP’s management information system


1972 – 76

Government of India, New Delhi - Director
Set up the first environmental policy unit in a developing country government ... The Office of Environmental Planning and Co-ordination, Ministry of S&T


Teaching 1963 – 71

Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass
Resident Tutor. Lectured in: Physics, Astronomy, Environment, Demography



Centre for Our Common Future, Geneva - Chairman
WETV, Global Access Television, Ottawa - Chairman
’92 NGO Global Forum, Earth Summit, Rio de Janeiro– Chairman
Club of Rome - Vice President
World Conservation Union (IUCN) - Councillor
WWF International, Gland, Switzerland - International Trustee
Earth Council Institute, Costa Rica - Member
Stockholm Environment Institute, Stockholm - Member
International Institute for Sustainable Development, Winnipeg - Member
International Environment Technology Centre, Osaka - Member
Expo 2000, Hanover - Member
Indian Environment Congress, New Delhi Chairman
National Council on Environment, New Delhi - Member
National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad - Member



International Agencies:
The World Bank, Washington WCED, Geneva
UNEP, Nairobi UNDP, New York
IUCN, Gland, Switzerland IDRC, Ottawa
Government of India, Ministries of:
Environment Rural Development
Science and Technology Urban Development
World Economic Forum
Davos Fellow



Global 500 Award of the United Nations
Order of the Golden Ark of the Netherlands



Harvard University, USA: A.M., Ph.D. (Experimental Physics)
Cambridge University, UK: B.A.(Hons), M.A. (Natural Sciences)