Speaker

Prasad Modak, Chief Sustainability Office and Dean, IL&FS Academy; Executive President, Environmental Management Centre, LLP

Prasad Modak is an Alumni of IIT Bombay and holds Doctor of Environmental Engg from Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok. Dr Modak was Professor at Centre for Environmental Science and Engg at IIT Bombay between 1984-1995. Currently, he is back again with his alma matter as Professor (Adjunct) at Centre for Technology Alternatives in Rural Areas.

Dr Modak is currently Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO) at IL&FS and Dean of IL&FS Academy for Applied Development. In addition since 1996, he runs a strategic consulting company –Environmental Management Centre LLP – that focuses on sustainability.

Dr Modak has worked with almost all key UN, multi-lateral and bi-lateral developmental institutions in the world. Apart from Government of India and various State Governments, Dr Modak’s advice is sought by Governments of Bangladesh, Egypt, Indonesia, Mauritius, Thailand and Vietnam. Dr Modak has been invited by several international agencies, public bodies, professional journals and Governments to serve as a Jury and a Reviewer. He has authored and executed more than 400 consulting reports and trained more than 6000 professionals across the World.

Dr Modak has published books with UN University, Oxford University Press, UNEP and Centre for Environmental Education in India. He served as Hon Editor of the Journal of Indian Water Works Association between 1998 and 2004. Recently, he contributed chapters on Waste Management & Recycling in UNEP’s Green Economy Report and Global Waste Management Outlook and prepared UNEP Wide Action Plan on Waste to Resource Management.

Dr Modak’s work on Cleaner Production and Green Productivity has been well recognized across the World. Some of his work with UNEP/UNIDO includes Global Status Report on Cleaner Production (2002), Cleaner Production Companion and Training & Guidance Manuals for National Cleaner Production Centres (NCPCs). For the Asian Productivity Organization, Tokyo, Dr Modak prepared series of Training Resources on Green Productivity.

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