Steering Committee

Komali Yenneti, Chair, Faculty of Built Environment, University of New South Wales, Sydney

dsc05451Our leader is a human geographer with expertise and interests in socio-politics and policy governance of energy, sustainability and urban development in the global south (specifically India and China).  She has published in internationally reputed journals, such as Energy Policy, Journal of Rural Studies, Geoforum, Geographical Review, Habitat International, Energy Strategy Reviews, Renewable and Sustainable Energy Review and more. Read more about her at

Martina Angela Caretta, Vice-chair, Assistant Professor, Department Geology and Geography, West Virginia University

foto-mia-profilo-ravvicinato Our vice chair holds a PhD in Geography from the University of Stockholm. She is a feminist geographer investigating the human dimensions of water. Her doctoral dissertation investigated gender contracts in smallholder irrigation farming systems in Kenya and Tanzania. Her work has been published in The Geographical Journal, in Climate & Development and in Qualitative Research, among other journals. Find out more about her at

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Gaurav Sikka, Secretary and Treasurer ,Assistant Professor, Department of Geography, Aditi Mahavidyalaya (University of Delhi).

The most dynamic personality of IGU is again a human geographer working Socio-Economic Impacts of Spatial Displacement. His work has been published in journals such as Journal of Land and Rural Studies, Geo Journal, Social Action, Man & Development. Read Brief CV Gaurav Sikka for more information about his credibility

                                                  Steering Committee Members

  • Alexander Sebentsov, Institute of Geography, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia.
  • Andre Carmo, Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning, University of Lisbon, Portugal.
  • Dhritiraj Sengupta, School of Geographical Studies, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China.
  • Jackeline Romio, Department of Demography, State University of Campinas, Brazil.
  • Milton Milaras, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of South Africa, South Africa.
  • Ravi Baghel, Department of Geography, University of Heidelberg, Germany.