Vandana Shiva

Navdanya

Dr. Vandana Shiva, scientist, ecologist, activist, and author, is one of the world’s most dynamic and provocative thinkers on agricultural systems and the environment, women’s issues, and global systems. She is founder and director of the Research Foundation for Science, Technology, and Natural Resource Policy in India, Navdanya and more recently of Europe-based Navdanya International Association in Italy. Winner of the Right Livelihood Award in 1993 (the alternative Nobel Peace Prize), Time Magazine identified her as an “environmental hero” and in 2001 Asia Week  named her one of the five most important persons of Asia.

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