Kamal KAR |

Kamal KAR

Kamal Kar

Adjunct Professor

Ph.D. in Applied Economics and Business Management, Rani Durgavati University of Jabalpore, Madhya Pradesh (M.P), India, 2000

Kamal Kar
Contact Details
Email: kamalkar@yahoo.com


Dr Kar is a Honorary Associate at the Institute of Development Studies (University of Sussex), UK, and an Adjunct Professor at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (National University of Singapore). Dr Kar is a specialist in livestock production, agriculture and natural resources, and is widely regarded as the pioneer of CLTS. He has done pioneering work in the Indian subcontinent and has introduced CLTS in more than 60 countries across Asia, Africa, and Latin America. The CLTS methodology which is based on a no subsidy model of local community empowerment has radically transformed global sanitation policy focus from prescriptive and subsidised toilet construction to the process of collective behaviour change.

He is also associated with a number of international development sector organisations, such as DRG of WHO, WASRAG of Rotary International, etc. He has a number of publications on health, sanitation, agriculture and natural resources to his credit. He has also published a Hand Book and Trainers’ Guide on CLTS, which have been translated into French, Spanish, Portuguese, Hindi, Bengali, Bahasa Indonesia, and other languages. Dr.Kar has pioneered a number of innovative approaches in natural resources management and low cost appropriate technologies in farming in Indian subcontinent and in Africa. He has also been a leading figure in the field of collective management of pasture and natural resources by the nomadic herder communities (Nukhurluls) living in the Gobi region of Mongolia.

His other areas of work include urban poverty, slum improvement, and local governance in India and in many countries in South and South East Asia and in Eastern, Southern, Western and Central Africa.

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