Vandana Shiva

Vandana Shiva

PhD

About this Presenter

Dr. Vandana Shiva is trained as a physicist and later focused on her work as a researcher and activist. Dr. Shiva founded the Research Foundation for Science, Technology, and Ecology in Dehra Dun, an organization dedicated to high-quality independent research that addresses the most significant ecological and social issues of our time. Dr. Shiva founded Navdanya, a national movement that aims to protect the diversity and integrity of living resources, especially native seed, and to promote organic farming and fair trade. In 2004 she started Bija Vidyapeeth, an international college for sustainable living in Doon Valley in collaboration with Schumacher College, U.K. World renowned for her social and environmental activism, Dr. Shiva has won over 15 awards around the globe including the Alternative Nobel Prize (Right Livelihood Award, 1993).