Dr. Prasad Modak
Doctor of Environmental Engg from Asian Institute of Technology, Bangkok
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. He is also Director of Ekonnect Knowledge Foundation a Section 8 not for Profit Company with a mandate to impart education and training in the arena of environmental management & 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.
Dr Modak has been publishing weekly posts on his experiences and views on sustainability at https://prasadmodakblog.wordpress.com/. A book captioned “Sixty Shades of Green – Musings on Sustainability” was published in January, 2016 with sixty select blog posts.
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. Dr Modak is a Council Member of International Green Purchasing Network (IGPN), and Chairs Green Purchasing Network of India (see www.gpnindia.org ).
Dr Modak has worked on a number of assignments concerning institutional assessment and capacity building in the field of environmental management. His blend of experience with academic and research institutions, private sector and financing institutions, bi-lateral and multilateral development agencies as well as Governments has provided him an advantage to take a rounded approach.
Dr Modak has received a number of awards and recognitions and his name has been listed in distinguished personalities on environmental management. He has been recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award of AITAA in 2010 for Significant Contribution to International Affairs. In 2011, Dr Modak was elected by American Association of Environmental Engineers as Board Certified Environmental Engineering Member for his work in Research, Teaching and Professional Practice
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