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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