Jagdeesh Puppala

Jagdeesh Puppala has been at the forefront of thought leadership, systems thinking and on-the-ground efforts at the interface of ecology, society and economy for the past 35 years.  He was the CEO of Foundation for Ecological Security (FES) from its inception in 2001 till July 2020.  He has also been the Anchor and Curator of the  Promise of Commons initiative and an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Omidyar Network India.  Jagdeesh is currently the Chief Executive of Living Landscapes – a backbone organization set up to support the Common Ground initiative. Jagdeesh has been conferred the ‘Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship’ 2015 and he is also a Henry Arnhold (Mulago) Conservation Fellow and Senior Ashoka Fellow.

Jagdeesh holds an undergraduate degree in Agricultural Sciences from Baroda, Gujarat. He then went on to study Rural Management from the Institute of Rural Management, Anand and Forestry for Rural Management in the Netherlands.

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