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People > Govind Kelkar


Govind Kelkar is the Senior Advisor at Landesa, India and a Regional Council Member of Asia and Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development, Chiang Mai, Thailand. She has previously worked as coordinator of IFAD-UNIFEM Gender Mainstreaming Program in Asia and later headed Economic Empowerment of Women Unit at UN Women, South Asia Office, New Delhi. Dr. Kelkar taught at Delhi University, the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, and the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok, Thailand. At AIT, Dr Kelkar founded the graduate program in Gender Development Studies and also the Gender, Technology and Development Journal, published by SAGE, India. She holds a Distinguished Faculty position at AIT.

Dr. Kelkar  has extensively worked on the impact of women’s right to land on gender relations in rural Asia,  has authored 12 books and contributed numerous articles to scholarly journals with a focus on women’s right to agricultural land in India and China. She has been in close touch with women’s movements in the region and has been a keynote speaker at several international and national conferences.

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02 Jun 1995

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Areas of interest

Gender and Development,Women, Land and Productive Assets, Chinese Political Economy,Rural Development in Asia,Gender and Technology, Information Technology


Current Positions

    • Adjunct Fellow, Institute of Chinese Studies, Delhi
    • Senior Advisor, Landesa /Rural Development Institute, New Delhi
    • Senior Fellow, International Centre for Research on Women, New Delhi


    • PhD

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