George C. Varughese

George C. Varughese



Responsible for building up trans-disciplinary group of professionals at Development Alternatives capable of addressing various facets of environment and sustainable development.Co-ordinated or actively participated in most activities undertaken by the group.

Conceptualised and spearheaded several of the major initiatives including the Community Led Environment Action Network (CLEAN-India), Corporate Environment and Social Responsibility, Development Alternatives Information Network (DAINET), and the Poorest Areas Civil Society (PACS) Programmes. Also worked in the construction industry and academia.

Member of several international and national governing bodies, advisory panels and working groups on environment and development. Some of these include the Green Economy Coalition, Climate Action Network – South Asia, World Bank Community Development Carbon Fund (CDCF), the Global Water Partnership (GWP), UNEP Global Environment Outlook (GEO), IUCN and various ministries of the Government of India. Also spearheaded several NGO initiatives: like the Credibility Alliance nationally, and the post-2015 Independent Research Forum (IRF). Member Board of Studies - School of Planning and Architecture, and Ambedkar University Delhi. Travelled extensively within India and overseas.

Masters Degree, with distinction, in Urban and Regional Planning from the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi. Bachelors Degree in Civil Engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Rourkela.

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