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Auralice Graft
Expert Associate

At Okapi Auralice is lead researcher, water. She is currently developing a project to measure the impact of drip irrigation on water tables in the Pondicherry region. She is also working on a "state of water" report for Okapi's Integrated Governance project in Chennai.  Auralice has lived in Auroville, South India for more than 3 decades, working as a researcher, writer and implementer of projects. Her primary interest is ecological balance and environmental sustainability. Previously, she worked with the Population Council in New York and New Delhi, in the reproductive and public health space, and for the Open Society Institute in New York. She has a master’s degree in economic and political development from the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University in New York.

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Rajesh Rangarajan
Expert Associate

Rajesh is an environmental sector professional having more than fifteen years of work experience engaging in programmes and projects on environmental pollution and sustainability, coastal and urban environmental protection, climate change and environmental governance. Rajesh has experience working in different kinds of organisations including government, non-government and international development organisations, think-tanks and research organisations Rajesh’s domain expertise is interdisciplinary, encompassing environmental quality, sustainability and environmental governance with project experience in environmental management, energy efficiency, climate change adaptation, waste management and pollution prevention. His interests lie in employing policy & social entrepreneurship abilities in collaborative problem solving for better environmental outcomes and sustainable development.