Meet Dr. Sai Bhaskar Reddy Nakka, a Climate Change, Environment and Development Professional, a new member of the Board of Oversy Experts.
Oversy actively collaborates with environmental experts from different areas in order to keep track of the events that Oversy supports and be aware of the significant impact those projects bring to venues. Oversy experts advise the company on the choice of projects; analyze their impact on the environment and local communities and give their recommendations on venues and priority issues in the environmental area. One of Oversy partners, expert and environmental guru is Dr. Sai Bhaskar Reddy Nakka.
Dr. Sai Bhaskar Reddy Nakka is a climate change, environmental and development professional with more than 17 years’ experience in the environmental field. He got his Ph.D in Environmental Studies in 1999 and since then he has been actively engaged in different environmental projects and has left significant impact in the sustainable development in India. Dr. Sai Bhaskar Reddy Nakka’s specialization is climate change, environment, energy, natural resources and development. He has got valuable experience working in the multicultural teams in India, Bangladesh, France, Uganda and Canada.
Lately, Dr. Sai Bhaskar Reddy Nakka has been the Chief Executive Officer at Geoecology Energy Organisation, where he is leading and coordinating “Good Stoves and Biochar Communities (GSBC)” Project. It is a climate change mitigation and adaptation project supported by Good Planet/Action Carbone through the voluntary or alternative carbon market, Paris, France.
Dr. Sai Bhaskar Reddy Nakka is a very prominent personality in the environmental circles and well known for his work, impact, and contribution to the environment. He writes books and conducts research work. One of his recent books is “Understanding Stoves”, where Dr. Sai Bhaskar Reddy Nakka explains the importance of the use of good stoves and their positive impact on the environment and lives of local communities. Over time, his work on stoves expanded into other research area – biochar and biocharculture, sustainable agriculture, safe water, habitats, sanitation and others. Dr. Sai Bhaskar Reddy Nakka has become a pioneer in the biochar production, processes, application methods and facilitation. He was the first person to design methods of reclaiming alkaline soils with biochar plus amendments. Some of the important benefits through application of biochar into soils are increasing soil fertility and to sequester carbon for thousands of years. All his works are declared open and freely available to all who may need it or find it useful, as Dr. Sai Bhaskar Reddy Nakka realized through his knowledge and experience that it is crucial to leave knowledge relevant to common people open and not patented for the common use.
He also delivers lectures at the Center for Climate Change and Environment Advisory (CCCEA) and Center for Disaster Preparedness (CDP) for various levels of trainees and officers. So far he has conducted more than 1000 trainings and awareness programmes in parts of India on Biochar. More than 20000 people got exposed to his capacity building activities directly. At the research centre more than 5000 people visited for capacity building needs. On the whole about 100000 people got exposed to the Biochar through the awareness, sensitization, trainings, and accessing resources shared on web. Among his greatest achievements is worth mentioning the design of more than 50 low-cost efficient biomass stoves including TLUD / Gasifier stoves. The Biochar produced by Dr. Reddy was adopted by 7 institutes / universities in parts of India for research. More than 250 Small and marginal farmers have adopted the Biochar in parts of Andhra Pradesh, India. More than 35 fields with Biochar compost application were monitored systematically in the last three years. He started the Biocharindia e-group and also he is the founder member of “The Society of Biochar Initiatives” in India.
Dr. Sai Bhaskar Reddy Nakka’s life experience is a bright example of good initiatives bringing positive tangible results and improving thousands of lifes for better. His strong personality inspires people around him to raise awareness of others of the global warming impact, environmental issues, projects that help to preserve natural resources, land and improve lives of the local communities. This is our honour to have such an intelligent person on-board of Oversy.