Trilochan Pandey, MS

Trilochan received a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from the University of Delhi, and an MS in sustainable development from Sikkim Manipal University. He has worked with various national and international organizations, starting his career with Greenpeace India leading a team for community/corporate outreach and resource mobilization in New Delhi. He later worked with The Mountain Institute-India, Right to Food Campaign-India, and Oxfam GB/Amnesty International. He joined SIT in 2011 and since 2016 has directed India: Sustainable Development and Social Change. He also directs two additional SIT virtual semester and summer programs focused on Hindi language and Environment, Development, and Sustainability.

Courses Taught

Development Approaches and Distributive Justice-selected topics
Sustainable Futures-selected topics
Field Methods and Ethics- selected topics
Independent Study Project

Select Publications

Pandey, T., & Nirola, N. (2013). Towards a fully organic state. In R. R.Wymann von Dach S, Mountain Farming is family farming (pp. 44-45). Rome, Italy: FAO, CDE, BOKU

Pandey, T., & Sharma, G. (2013). Water Resource-Based Developments in Sikkim: Exploration of Conflicts in the East and West Districts. In C. M. Partha J. Das, Water Conflicts in Northeast India: A Compendium of Case Studies. Pune: Forum for Policy Dialogue on Water Conflicts in India

Pandey, T., & Sharma, G. (2018). Harnessing Energy Potential in Fragile Landscapes: Exploration of Conflicts and Emerging Issues around Hydropower Developments in Sikkim. In K. Joy, S. Paranjape, P. Das, C. Mahanta, & S. Vispute, Water Conflict in Northeast India. Routledge

Pandey, T., & Sharma, G. (forthcoming). Dynamic family farming practices in the Sikkim Himalaya: Management, Status, and Challenges. Mountain Research and Development

Research Interests

Mountain development
Social security and protection
Hydropower development in the Indian Himalayas
Transition to organic agriculture
Nature-based solutions for climate adaptation and mitigation


  • MS, Sustainable Development, Sikkim Manipal University
  • BA, Economics and Political Science, University of Delhi
  • Certificate, Agroecology-Science and Practice, Organic Farming Association of India
Trilochan Pandey, MS

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