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Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program


Professor Bhaskar Vira is the Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education, and Professor of Political Economy at the Department of Geography. Trained as an economist, Professor Vira's research focuses on the political economy of land-use, biodiversity conservation, ecosystem services and human wellbeing. He is currently leading a major initiative on Decent Work and Youth Livelihoods reason for his interest in the transformative agenda of the Mastercard Foundation Programme. He has led large-scale applied research projects that involve interdisciplinary conversations across the natural and social services. He contributes regularly to policy advisory processes across the science-policy interface.

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