Shri. U.V. Jose
He has worked in many positions in State Government including Town Planner, Additional Director Tourism, Mission Coordinator Kerala State IT Mission; Director of Kerala Institute of Tourism and Travel Studies (KITTS) and Director of Grand Kerala Shopping Festival (GKSF), Project Director of Kerala Sustainable Urban Development Project, etc. He was Director of Tourism Department and was holding additional charge of Managing Director MILMA. He also held the position of Director Social Justice for a short period and Scientist B in National Institute of Oceanography, Goa. He spearheaded the Responsible Tourism initiatives in Kerala. He has worked as district collector for Kottayam and there after to Kozhikode. He was also instrumental in initiating number of nationally acclaimed innovative projects such as ‘Zero Waste Kozhikode’, ‘Kayyethum Doorath’, ‘Campuses of Kozhikode’ etc. which are creating new history in participatory governance
Shri. K. Roy Paul, IAS (Retd.)
Former additional and special secretary of Environment and Forest Ministry, Secretary of Civil Aviation, Chairman of Air India and held a number of important and responsible executive positions in the Government of Bihar and Government of India. He was the Joint Secretary of Ministry of Information Technology. He was able to place a system of transparent environmental clearance for different types of projects. Currently he is keen in implementing waste management and organic farming projects
Dr. T N Seema
She as a well known Social worker, teacher, politician and researcher who have done many research programmes on subjects including anganwadi centres, gender study, NREGA, etc. She also worked at Planning Board were she trained women in handling and taking decision at the Panchayat level. She was the Vice-Chairperson of Haritha Kerala Mission, during which she extended her area of activities to environmental conservation, especially in river rejuvenation projects
Dr. N Jayaraj
He is the Chief Whip of the Kerala legislative Assembly and MLA of Kanjirapally. Retired as the college lecturer he has been part of several cultural development as well as active participant in environmental issues and founder of “Ente Manimalayar”- an initiative for the conservation of Manimala River. TIES is the technical partner of Ente Manimalayar Project.
Dr. Liza Abraham
She took her doctoral degree in Organic Chemistry from Indian Institute of Technology,Madras. Currently she is working as the Associate Professor of Chemistry at Ambrose University,Calgary, Canada. By using the principles of green chemistry she has undertaken undergraduate research projects. She has been associated with American Chemical Society,Chemical Institute of Canada, Alberta Introductory Biology Association and many other associations. She is constantly working in the field of Environmental health and toxicology and has published many papers. Liza also received many research grants from IIT Madras; US National Institutes of Health; DST & DBT; The Environment Protection Agency, Taiwan,etc.