Advisor (Governance)
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Dr. Indrani Barpujari is a social anthropologist and lawyer. She has a bachelor’s degree in law from the University of Delhi and a diploma in IPRs from the Indian Law Institute. Her Ph.D. work pursued under ICSSR doctoral fellowship focused on customary laws from an anthropological perspective. She has qualified the UGC-NET. She has experience of about eleven years conducting policy research on law-science-society interface; IPRs and sustainable development; governance of emerging technologies, biodiversity conservation and legal protection of TK. She has served as Fellow at TERI, New Delhi. She was Principal Investigator in a GEF-UNDP-MoEFCC project to develop a legal regime to protect TK of medicinal plants under the Biological Diversity Act. She has led a study on developing an IPR roadmap for Asia to deal with climate change, funded by the Norwegian Embassy. She has been part of a research study to evolve a nanotechnology governance framework in South Asia, sponsoredby IDRC-Canada. She had a leading role in drafting the e-waste regulation of Bhutan.

Dr. Barpujari has extensively published and presented her work in India and universities abroad such as Technische Universitat (Darmstadt), University of Twente, Maastricht University, Arizona State University, JNU, IIT-K, IISc. She has been a member of the Society for the Study of Nanoscience and Emerging Technologies and the American Nano Society. She has been featured in the Marquis Who’s Who in the World 2013 for her work.