India Researcher, WRI India
Kanchana CB is a Cities4Forests India Researcher for WRI India’s Sustainable Landscapes and Restoration programme. She works on mapping and monitoring and develops technology-based solutions to scale landscape restoration.
In the past, she has interned with the Forest-PLUS program in India to analyse the policy constraints to promote forestry-based livelihoods with focus on agroforestry and non-timber forest produce. She has also expertise in software testing and automation having worked with Tata Consultancy Services as an Information Technology Analyst. She has advanced capabilities in GIS analysis, statistics analysis, data mining and econometrics.
Kanchana holds Post Graduate Diploma in Forest Management (PGDFM) at the Indian Institute of Forest Management, specializing in Environment Management. She is also an alumnus of A. C. College of Technology, Anna University.