Prof. (Dr) Naresh Singh

Professor JSGP, and Director, Centre for Complexity Economics and Applied Spirituality for Public Policy
Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences, University of West Indies, Jamaica; M.Sc. in Agriculture, Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), New Delhi; B.Sc. in Natural Sciences, University of Guyana, Georgetown.

Prof. Singh has more than 30 years of experience as an international development practitioner, scholar and policy adviser to governments and international institutions. He has specialist knowledge in sustainable livelihoods, poverty, environment, legal empowerment and evaluation of policies and programs in complex situations. He continues to serve as Special Adviser on sustainability at the Toronto Centre for leadership in financial supervision, as Senior VP for Global Partnerships at Global Development Solutions Canada, and as an independent consultant in international development with a focus on sustainable livelihoods in conflict countries. 

Dr. Singh is the former Executive Director of the UN Commission on Legal Empowerment of the Poor co-chaired by Madeleine Albright and Hernando de Soto. He has held senior positions in the Federal Government of Canada, the United Nations Development Program, the International Institute for Sustainable Development and the Caribbean Environmental Health Institute. He has worked in more than 60 countries worldwide.

He has been visiting scholar or professor at several universities in North America including Boston University, Harvard, McGill and Waterloo as well as the Universities of Guyana and the West Indies. For more details of his work and accomplishments see