Prof. (Dr.) Seema Sharma
She is an Environmentalist, Ethnographer, TEDx Speaker, Technology Enthusiast, Resilience Expert & Professor in University of Delhi.
Masters in Environment (University of Delhi) and Doctorate in industrial waste management (TERI; The energy and Resources Institute), Seema’s passions are Innovation, Action Research and designing/implementing social interventions. Read More......
She has 15 years of rich experience across functions and sectors linked with social and ecological resilience, environment and sustainability. She believes that social, ecological and technological activities should go hand in hand to attain sustainability and resilience in society. To achieve what she believes in – she has developed a frame work called 3i- Inform, Inspire and Implement; using which different stakeholders form constructive partnerships, deduce robust solutions, and help in implementing urban local area works. Her contribution has been instrumental in redefining the concept of resilience (social and ecological) at a local level by engaging with communities using non-invasive learning methods and creating resilience centers as an interface between academia-industry-policy-community to deal with the issues at a local level. She has also come up with an online resilience center (online platform) called Seenअब at the neighborhood level. In other words, Seenअब is an Indic social media which connects us globally and still is rooted locally & an Indigenous tool to meet SDGs at the district/locality/neighbourhood level.
She is a TEDx speaker and has several publications. She has also received various awards, and acknowledgements from varied stakeholders for her contributions to the society. She has also received two international awards, on the occasion of the 26th Word Environment Congress (Nov. 2017) to meet the aim of liberal education, socialization and social change and to instill resilience in society at the neighborhood level. Seema is now leading several innovative national and international multi-disciplinary and trans-disciplinary projects including the “Design for sustainability project”. Over the years, she has created several courses and modules through which students and local stakeholders learnt about resilience and sustainable development, and actively contribute towards improving the quality of life in the community.