Dr. Kirit Patel is an Associate Professor of International Development Studies at the Menno Simons College affiliated with the University of Winnipeg & Canadian Mennonite University, Winnipeg. As an academic, policy analyst, and development professional, Dr Patel’s teaching, research, and community engagement are focused on food security, environmental justice, and community empowerment. His current research examines various socioeconomic and environmental issues related to environmental justice, nutrition security, rural-urban migration, biodiversity conservation, indigenous knowledge systems, and governance of common property resources in the Global South. Dr Patel has raised close to four million dollars for various research projects in the last eight years and has extensively engaged undergraduate and gradual students in his research projects.
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