Dr. Mannava V.K. Sivakumar
Foreign Fellow, Elected 1993

Born in Guntur, India on 30 August 1950. Educated at M.G. High School, Guntur 1960-65; Hindu College, Guntur 1965-66; Agricultural College, Bapatla 1966-70; Indian Agricultural Research Institute, 1970-73; Iowa State University, 1973-77; B.Sc. 1970; M.Sc. 1972; Ph.D 1977.

Senior Consultant, United States Agency for International Development (USAID); Consultant, World Bank, 2013 to date.

Agroclimatologist, 1977-81, and Principal Agroclimatologist, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Patancheru, India 1981-83; Principal Agroclimatologist, 1984-92, and Principal Scientist (Agroclimatology) & Leader, Resource Management Programme, ICRISAT Sahelian Center (ISC), Niamey, Niger 1992-93; Director, Soils & Agroclimatology Division, ICRISAT 1993-96; Acting Chief, 1997 and Chief, Agricultural Meteorology Division, World Meteorological Organization (WMO), 1998-2008; and Director, Climate Prediction and Adaptation Branch, WMO, Geneva, Switzerland, 2008-12.

Awards/Honours: Gamma Sigma Delta of USA, 1976; INSA Young Scientist Award and the Science Academy Medal, 1983; FAI Award 1985; Member, Baker Endowment Council, Iowa State University, USA, 2001-04; International Service in Agronomy Award, 2007; Telugu Association of North America (TANA) Award, 2009; Bharat Jyoti Award, 2011; Editor-in-Chief, Weather and Climate Extremes Journal, Elsevier, 2013 to date.

Fellow: American Society of Agronomy; Honorary Fellow, Indian Meteorological Society; Corresponding Member of the Royal Academy of Overseas Sciences of Belgium; Corresponding Academician of the Academy of Georgofili of Italy; National Environmental Science Academy, India.

Research Areas: Agroclimatology, natural resource management, climate variability, climate change

Address: 27 Chemin des Corbillettes, 1216 Cointrin, Geneva, Switzerland; [Tel: Res. +41 22 788-1769; Email: mannavas@gmail.com]