ATREE's organisational structure is designed to promote creative interdisciplinary approaches that integrate research with policy and action in addressing critical environmental problems. Two research centres, the S M Sehgal Foundation - Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation and the Rohini Nilekani Philanthropies - Centre for Environment and Development, together with the Academy of Conservation Science and Sustainability Studies, provide the structure to conduct insightful research that fuels our thought leadership on policy issues and drives our capacity building activities.
The two centres represent broad thematic areas under which are nested six cohesive inter-linked programmes.
S M Sehgal Foundation - Centre for Biodiversity and Conservation
Rohini Nilekani Philanthropies - Centre for Environment and Development
Each programme envisions integrating research with policy impacts and active engagement with society and contributes to the pedagogic activities of the Academy.
Academy for Conservation Science and Sustainability Studies
The Academy’s doctoral programme offers interdisciplinary coursework that covers natural science as well as social science theories and methods. The Academy also offers certificate courses, training
modules and workshops for a broad spectrum of stakeholders.
The Academy has a strong presence in the field through its five Community-based Conservation Centres. These champion community interactions that advance reciprocal learning and environmental governance in the local landscapes.