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Anandajit Goswami is an economist by training and has research interests on the interfaces of economic modelling, ecological, resource, macro, micro, international trade and developmental economics, and sustainability science from an interdisciplinary lens.As TERI Africa Coordinator, he was based at United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), Addis Ababa where he coordinated South-South Cooperation initiatives. He has led projects supported by Asian Development Bank and UK-Aid on macroeconomic and welfare implications of tax, subsidies on petroleum products. He specializes in Computable General Equilibrium modeling, value chain based and econometric macro-modeling. He has also worked on projects applying input- output modeling, social accounting matrix based activity modeling, and energy risk modeling. He has worked as a consultant with WWF India on econometric modelling for assessing certain aspects of sustainability. As a consultant he has also worked with National Institute of Labour Economics Research and Development (under NITI Aayog). He has been associated with various South-South cooperation knowledge exchange programmes, supported by UNECA, United Nations Industrial Developmental Organization, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, Ministry of Water and Energy, Government of Ethiopia, Horn of Africa Regional Environment Centre and Network, Addis Ababa University.

Anandajit has written India's first children science fiction bookon sustainability titled - "Lucy and The Train: Tryst with Sustainability" published by TERI Press and has coauthored and coedited two reference books on sustainability titled - "Sustainability Science for Social, Economic and Environmental Development" and "Economic Modelling, Analysis and Policy for Sustainability" published by IGI Global from Pennsylvania, U.S.A. He has published papers in peer reviewed journals and contributed chapters to books. He has co-authored a booklet on South South Cooperation and Knowledge Exchange issues and edited a booklet related to regulatory issues on biofuels.

He has been giving talks on “Economics of Sustainability” in South South Knowledge exchange programmes. He has initiated a "Music for Sustainability" programme to work with national and international musicians on the issue of sustainability. Other than this, he has contributed popular articles in newspapers and blogs for Economist, Reuters Foundation. Presently, Anandajit is a member of International and Indian Society for Ecological Economics. He is pursuing a Ph.d at TERI University on nonlinear dynamic system analysis of rural energy transition and has obtained Masters in International Economics with Specialization in World Economy from the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

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Music and Sustainability Programme


Background
As a nation, India has very strong cultural roots. There are innumerable forms of cultural practices that exist in different parts of the country. However, only a few are known, while most of them are either dying or are being practiced silently. Culture is a great enabler. Cultural capital in the form of oral and performing art traditions is an asset for developing rural enterprises.

Music and Sustainability is an attempt at revitalizing cultural heritage through training, exposure and promotion. New markets are created and new cultural brands are developed to promote traditional performing and visual arts and crafts.
We work with the vision of preserving and revitalizing subaltern heritage to address social exclusion, poverty and marginalization.