Speakers

B M S Rathore
Joint Secretary, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Govt of India

Mr BMS Rathore is an IFS officer belongs to the 1982 batch of the Indian Forest Service from Madhya Pradesh Cadre. He has extensive experience in the field of participatory forestry, biodiversity conservation, Tribal Development and issues related to climate change. He has worked with government agencies, research & training Institutions, NGOs, community institutions, Panchayat Raj Institutions, and international agencies such as UNDP, FAO, Ford Foundation, ICEF, IFAD and DFID. Has been recipient of national award, “Indira Priyadarshini Vraksha Mitra Award” for community based forest management in 1992. He received the State Governments’ Gold Medal for professional excellence in forestry in 1990 for community based wasteland regeneration programme.

Currently he is Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Environment and Forests and has been assigned portfolio of Environmental Education, Green India Mission and the country focal point for United Nations Convention on Combating Desertification (UNCCD), IUCN & ICIMOD.