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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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Gender and Sustainability: Time for a Human Rights Lense

Going Beyond the Waves of Feminism

At Rio Di Janeiro in the year 2012 a non-binding document titled “Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development”, was released by the United Nations. The document highlighted about the sustainable development goals. It was a new set of 17 goals agreed upon by the world leaders to make this world a better place. Of those many goals, number 5, 10 and 16 is particularly important within the context of gender and sustainability. SDG 5 pledges to achieve gender equality across all levels for all the countries. It should be noted that to achieve gender equality not one, but all the existing genders should be allowed a voice and the needs, demands of every gender should be valued. Otherwise we will not be able to reduce inequalities across gender. SDG 5 is also allied to SDG 10 which pledges to reduce inequality. This policy brief attempts to focus on the issue of Gender and Sustainability from a human rights lense perspective going beyond the three waves of feminism.

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