Dr. Sunkari Satyam, presently, is working in Centre for People’s Forestry; Hyderabad based NGO, as Programme Officer – Documentation and Analysis. He completed his doctoral degree from University of Hyderabad and completed his M.Phil, and M.A.., from the same University. His areas of interest of research include Public Policy, Rural Development and Governance, Tribal Development and Governance and Climate Change from Rural Perspectives as emerging area of public policy. He has also presented research papers in National and international conference, seminars and workshops on current issues like the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006, Role of People’s Participation in Natural Resource Management, Agriculture, Rural Indebtedness, Climate Change with reference to Livelihoods of rural communities, Social Development, Dalits and Tribals issues. He has involved in different research projects. Moreover, he has huge grass root experiences in conducting research studies.