Rupsha Banerjee

Social Scientist - Institutions and Innovation
International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI)

Rupsha R Banerjee has previously worked as a consultant (Applied Sociologist), at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) where she conducted studies on perceptions and adaptation strategies to climate change across seven countries in South and South-East Asia. Prior to joining ILRI, she was a visiting fellow in the Division of Social and Institutional Change in Agricultural Development at the University of Hohenheim. She has over 5 years of experience in project management in the public and private sector in the areas of microfinance, corporate social responsibility and institutional innovation. In addition, she has agricultural research and rural development experience focusing on rights based approaches, gender and governance along with institutions and policies for technology development and uptake. Rupsha holds a PhD in Science Technology and Cognition from the University of Bologna, Italy, with specialization in innovation systems perspectives on climate change adaptation.