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

A Global Challenges Research Fund project


Dr Pratheepa is a researcher and professional social worker with over a decade of working experience in community development. She holds post-graduate and doctoral degrees in social work. She is qualified in the National Eligibility Test that determines the eligibility for the post of faculties in Indian universities. She has hands-on experience in designing and implementing various developmental programs for community wellbeing and capacity building of community based developmental organizations. Currently, she is working with M S Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai.


Dr Pratheepa is a social scientist, working closely with farmers and fishers and community-based organizations at micro level, and line departments at the meso and macro levels. Having strong social science research experience, she has conducted socio-economic studies and developed a comprehensive perspective plan for village development. She is a co-investigator of a study on the promotion of Nutrition-Sensitive Agriculture in JICA assisted agriculture sector projects in India. She is part of Flagship Project 1 in the TIG2ESS project and studies the Tamil Nadu coastal agroecosystem. She co-designed the research protocol, and is studying the socio, economic, ecological and political dimensions of current food systems for its transformation towards ever-green agriculture.


Key publications: 
  • Nitya Rao, C.M. Pratheepa (2020). Fishing in distant waters: Issues of identity and well-being among migrant fishers on the west coast of Tamil Nadu. In: Ragnhild Lund, Kyoko Kusakabe, Nitya Rao, Nireka Weeratunge (ed.) Fisherfolk in Cambodia, India and Sri Lanka. Routledge India. eBook ISBN9781003053026.  
  • Nitya Rao, R. Manimohan, C.M. Pratheepa (2020). Mobility in contexts of precarity: Kin solidarity and migrant networks among small-scale fishers in coastal Tamil Nadu. In: Ragnhild Lund, Kyoko Kusakabe, Nitya Rao, Nireka Weeratunge (ed.) Fisherfolk in Cambodia, India and Sri Lanka. Routledge India. eBook ISBN9781003053026. 
  • Pratheepa C.M., Nithya K (2014), Relevance of HIV IEC Materials-A study among PLHIVs, International Organization for Scientific Research Journal of Humanities and Social Science (IOSR-JHSS) Volume 19, Issue 3, Ver. IV (Mar. 2014), PP 53-58 e-ISSN: 2279-0837, p-ISSN:  2279-0845. 4/K019345358.pdf  
  • Pratheepa, C.M., Dr. Florance Shalini, (2012). Self-reliance of People Living with HIV/AIDS: Potentials and Challenges - A case study. Working with youth, women and children with HIV/AIDS: - Strategic Intervention for Inclusive Development book, September 2012. ISBN:978-81-7273-723-8.  
  • Bhadra, S., Pratheepa, C.M., (2010). A model of prevention of HIV/AIDS in disaster affected school: a case from tsunami intervention. Social Work Journal, Vol 1, No. 2 (December)
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Researcher and Professional Social Worker.
M S Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai, India.
Not available for consultancy