Aaranyak Scientist Wins Prestigious Humphrey Fellowship


Guwahati: Principal researcher at AranyakDr. Partha Jyoti Das, who leads the organization’s Water, Climate, and Hazards (WATCH) division, was awarded the Distinguished Humphrey Fellowship in Climate Change.

Das, who was the only Indian to be selected for the program in this year’s cohort, completed the program which ran from August 5-23.

This three-week fellowship program includes visits and knowledge sharing with various institutions in the United States.

Das is a well-known expert on the links between water, climate, risk and development. He has worked in this field for more than two decades through research, education, advocacy and field interventions. His work has contributed significantly to the development of knowledge and policy perspectives in hydro-meteorological disaster risk mitigation, climate resilience and water management in the geographical contexts of northeast India in particular. and South Asia in general.

The prestigious Hubert H. Humphrey Distinguished Fellowship Program (DHFP) encourages leadership among international professionals who work together to address challenges and drive change for the betterment of our collective future. This growing global network shares best practices and builds expertise in areas of vital importance to society and institutions, promotes human rights, ensures environmental sustainability and builds thriving communities.

Dr. Partha Jyoti Das with other Humphrey Scholars

Fellow Humphrey also gave a presentation on Aaranyak’s pioneering work on climate resilience through climate education, advocacy and action.

The scholarship program was funded by the U.S. Congress as a Fulbright exchange activity to honor the public service career of the late Senator and Vice President Hubert H. Humphrey since 1978.

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