Govind Kelkar, PhD in Political Economy of China, is the Senior Adviser, Landesa/Rural Development Institute, New Delhi, India, and Regional Council Member of Asia-Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development, Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Dr. Kelkar is the International Research Coordinator of ENERGIA International, The Netherlands and Adjunct Distinguished Professor of Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok, Thailand. She is an Honorary Professor in Institute of Ethnology, Yunnan Academy of Social Sciences, Yunnan, China, and a Visiting Fellow at the Institute of Chinese Studies, Delhi. She has previously worked at UN Women and taught at Delhi University, the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, and the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Bangkok, Thailand. She has worked extensively on gender relations in rural Asia, and has authored several books and contributed numerous articles to scholarly journals.