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TIGR2ESS: Transforming India's Green Revolution by Research and Empowerment for Sustainable food Supplies

A Global Challenges Research Fund project

Overview of Flagship Project 6

Flagship Project 6: Impacting Wellbeing in Rural and Urban Communities

6a: Food, Nutrition, Education (FNE)

6b: Education, Employment, Empowerment and Entrepreneurship (4E)

Key population determinants include heredity, environment, diet, lifestyle and socioeconomic circumstances. Within this framework, education, empowerment and entrepreneurship are important factors that can define a theory of change that can improve lives and livelihoods, leading to better human nutrition, health and wellbeing with implications for community resilience and economic productivity. Our flagship project explores the relationships between these factors through assessing needs and piloting innovative intervention models.



Dr Shailaja Fennell

Centre of Development Studies, University of Cambridge

Professor Sumantra Ray

NNEdPro Global Centre for Nutrition and Health in Cambridge (c/o The British Dietetic Association) and Centre of Development Studies, University of Cambridge (c/o Dr S Fennell)

Dr Nitya Rao

School of International Development, University of East Anglia



Lydia Smith (NIAB)

Lara Allen (Centre for Global Equality, Cambridge)

Ramanjit Johal (Panjab University)

Srijit Mishra (Nabakrushna Choudhury Centre for Development Studies (NCDS))

Suraj Kumar (KISS, KIIT)

K Narayanan (IIT, Mumbai)


Mohammad Sohail Dhillon (Panjab University)

Jaswinder Kaur (Panjab University)

Ravi Nandi (ICRISAT)

Amarendra Pratap Singh (IIT, Mumbai)

Rekha Bisht Sirola (IIT, Mumbai)

Anuprita Shukla (University of East Anglia)

Rekha Bhangaonkar (University of Cambridge)

Dipsikha Sahoo (NCDS)

Rajshree Kanungo (NCDS)


ICRISAT Hyderabad

IIT Madras

CRIKC Chandigarh


CMC Vellore

University of Tamil Nadu

NCDS and KIIT Bhubaneswar

Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN)

NNEdPro Network in India (c/o The Remedy Clinic Study Group)

Azim Premji University 

Vellore Institute of Technology

Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

National Innovation Foundation


Latest news

TIGR2ESS is recruiting

18 December 2018

The TIGR2ESS team in Cambirdge is recruiting a half-time Impact, Data and Outreach Manager. Please check out the advert on the University of Cambridge job opportunities page, here . Please note that applications for this vacancy have now closed.

Global Food Security International Symposium, 8-9 April 2019

14 December 2018

Registration for the Global Food Security International Symposium will soon start. Applicatons for flash talks and posters can be submitted already. Please send your name, title of talk or poster, and a short summary of what you will present (max. 100 words) to . Further details about the...

TIGR2ESS workshop in New Delhi on data mining and the use of 'R'

14 November 2018

The next TIGR2ESS event will be a joint FP2/FP3 workshop, to take place in New Delhi in February/March 2019. The workshop will focus on the use of 'R' for biological data analysis and advanced crop genomics as well as expore different techniques for data mining from literature. The workshop is jointly organised by Dr...