Dr. Ruchika Singh

Country of current residence

India

Current position

Director - Sustainable Landscapes and Restoration

Current institute employer

World Resources Institute India

Since

2019

Website current institute
Profession

Social Scientist

Specialisation

Land use, restoration, forest, water, natural resource management, Social Development and Gender Expert;  Water Resource Management Expert; Project Assessment Expert; Institution Building and Development Expert; Policy and Governance Expert

Degrees / expertise

Masters in Political Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, United States, 2010

Masters in Development Studies from International Institute of Social Studies, in the Hague part of Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 2004

Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Development from Xavier Institute of Social Service, Ranchi, India, 2001

BA (Pass) in Economics and Political Science from Delhi University, India, 1998

Professional experience

Teaching Assistant at University of Massachusetts, Amherst, September 2009 – December 2009.

Research Assistant at University of Massachusetts, Amherst, January 2009- May 2009.

Teaching Assistant at University of Massachusetts, Amherst, September 2008 – December 2008.

Associate Fellow, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi, India, January 2005- August 2008.

Research Coordinator, Development Research Services (DRS), New Delhi, India, August 2002 - September 2003.

Project Executive, Foundation for Ecological Security (FES), Dahod, India, June 2001 - June 2002.

Supervisors of
doctoral work

Prof. Conrad Schetter

Advisor at ZEF

Dr. Saravanan Subramanian

2014

Singh, R. 2014. Actors’, Ideas and Ideational Realm in Irrigation Management: The Case of Decentralization in Madhya Pradesh, India. Doctoral thesis at Faculty of Philosophy, University of Bonn. Further Information

2008

Jha, V and Singh, R. 2008. "Subsidies and provisioning of lifeline energy". Energy Security Insights. Volume 3, Issue 1. The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI): New Delhi, .
Singh, R and Dasgupta, S. C. 2008. "Sustainable management of water resources in Uttarakhand- rationale for change and strategies to move forward". Uttarakhand Sustainable Development Summit 19-20 June 2008, Proceedings and Recommendations. Summit organised by Government of Uttarakhand,.

Additionals, Curriculum Vitae
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Research themes
  • Governance
  • Land use and food security
  • Environmental and climate change
  • Knowledge
  • Institutions
  • Ecosystem services
  • Decentralization & Reforms
  • Gender
  • Land, water, food and energy
  • Governance, conflicts and natural resources
Research countries
  • India
Professional experience

Teaching Assistant at University of Massachusetts, Amherst, September 2009 – December 2009.

Research Assistant at University of Massachusetts, Amherst, January 2009- May 2009.

Teaching Assistant at University of Massachusetts, Amherst, September 2008 – December 2008.

Associate Fellow, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi, India, January 2005- August 2008.

Research Coordinator, Development Research Services (DRS), New Delhi, India, August 2002 - September 2003.

Project Executive, Foundation for Ecological Security (FES), Dahod, India, June 2001 - June 2002.

Degrees

Masters in Political Science, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, United States, 2010

Masters in Development Studies from International Institute of Social Studies, in the Hague part of Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands, 2004

Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Development from Xavier Institute of Social Service, Ranchi, India, 2001

BA (Pass) in Economics and Political Science from Delhi University, India, 1998

Thesis title

Taming the waters: dominant discourses on dams in India (1947-2004)

Doctoral research funded by

BMZ (via DAAD)

Dr. Hermann Eiselen Doctoral Programm of the Foundation fiat panis

Supervisors of
doctoral work

Prof. Conrad Schetter

Advisor at ZEF

Dr. Saravanan Subramanian

Ruchika Singh

Former Junior Researcher

Former Department:
ZEF A: Department of Political and Cultural Change

Private E-Mail:
ruchika.rs(at)gmail.com