Prof V. P. Sati

Prof Vishwambhar Prasad Sati

Visiting Professor

Vishwambhar Prasad Sati (b. 1966), D.Litt. and Ph.D., a Senior Professor of Geography and Resource Management, is currently working at the Mizoram University (A Central University), Aizawl, India. With a teaching career of about three decades, he has served in several higher education institutions within and outside India, some of them being ‘the Eritrea Institute of Technology’, Asmara, Eritrea (NE Africa), ‘Institute of Mountain Hazards and Environment’, Chengdu, China, ‘Madhya Pradesh Higher Education’, and ‘HNB Garhwal University’, Srinagar Garhwal. In the same field, he has deeply been involved in research, and has worked as a Visiting Professor and Visiting Scholar in the world’s various renowned research and academic institutions, including ‘The World Academy of Sciences’, ‘Chinese Academy of Sciences’, ‘Indian National Science Academy’, ‘Indian Council of Social Science Research’, and ‘Indian Institute of Advanced Studies’. He also received a Visiting Professor Award from the Ministry of Education and Science, Lviv Polytechnic National University, Lviv, Ukraine, a Best Paper Award from the Natural Hazards Research, an Elsevier Journal, and a Senior Global Fellow of the Grassroots Institute, Canada. Besides, he has travelled widely – 42 countries and all over India and supervised a dozen of Ph.D. scholars. He has impactful expertise in the fields of Natural Resource Management, Environment-Development Interface, Climate Change, Rural Livelihoods, Disaster-Related issues, and Culture of the Himalayan region. He has developed several models and action plans for environmental conservation and economic development of the fragile Himalayan ecosystems/landscapes. More than a dozen of national individual projects and projects with international collaboration have been conducted by him. With more than 180 research papers and articles, about three dozen books published, and a dozen Ph.D. scholars supervised, his academic contribution is well-documented at national and international levels.

Research Areas 

Agriculture, Food, Nutrition Security and Rural Development, Environment, Energy, Climate Change and Sustainable Development, Livelihoods, Employment and Well-being