Prof. Ritu Dewan is the President of the Indian Association for Women’s Studies, and Director, Centre for Development Research and Action, Mumbai. She was, till her recent retirement, the first-ever woman Director of the Department of Economics, University of Mumbai, and the founder-member of the first Centre for Gender Economics. She has over a hundred publications, including including 20 books and monographs, encompassing a wide range of issues including Development Economics, Rural Development, Gender Economics, Infrastructure, Labour Markets, Environmental Displacement, Peace Studies, etc. She is also Consultant to UNDP, UN Women, ILO, World Bank, Kashmir Foundation of Peace & Development, Government of Maharashtra, etc. Her other honorary posts include National Executive member of the Pakistan India People’s Forum for Peace and Democracy, Honorary Advisor to the Kashmir Foundation for Peace and Development Studies, and Board of Trustees of the Centre for Budget Governance and Accountability.