Deepa Joshi

Gender and Inclusion Lead
International Water Management Institute (IWMI)


Gender Research Coordinator at the International Water Management Institute (IWMI).

Deepa Joshi is the Gender and Inclusion Lead at the International Water Management Institutes (IWMI) and the CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE). A feminist political ecologist by training, her research has analyzed shifts in environmental policies and how these restructure intersectional inequalities by gender, poverty, class, ethnicity and identity. Her research on gender and water helps explore the links between urban and rural landscapes, particularly in relation to climate impacts. She has hands-on experience in strengthening gender and inclusion capacity of policy, implementing and research stakeholders and institutions, and in informing policy-relevant shifts on climate, urban agriculture and the environment-food systems interface. She has worked primarily in South Asia, and to a lesser extent in Southeast Asia, sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America. Before Joining IWMI/WLE, she worked at the Centre for Agroecology, Water and Resilience at Coventry University, and earlier at Wageningen University and Department for International Development (DFID). She is currently based in India, and her duty station is Colombo, Sri Lanka.