Jaydev Nansey is an engineer, planner and solicitor specializing in policy and planning issues related to environment, heritage, natural resources conservation and management. He holds graduate and postgraduate degrees from the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda and School of Planning, CEPT, Ahmedabad and has done his Law from Saurashtra University. He has more than twenty years of experience in coastal zone management, forestry, hilly area development (North East and Himalayan Region), urban and infrastructure sector. He was an expert team member of UNESCO for the Heritage Tool Kit under JNMRUM and is currently a consultant in AMRUT. He has worked as a consultant with Ministry of Environment and Forests and Ministry of Urban Development, Govt. of India, State Governments, Asian Development Bank and World Bank. He has made presentations at various workshops and seminars on Heritage Law. Jaydev Nansey also brings with him vast experience of working over three decades with NGOs and the community in the field of natural and built heritage protection and conservation. He is one of the founder life member of INTACH Jamnagar Chp and ICOMOS India. He has excelled in his profession and has been recognised by professional bodies through his being elected a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers (India), Indian Association for Air Pollution Control, Institute of Town Planners, India and Institute of Public Health Engineers. He is keenly interested in utilizing networking as a tool for nature and heritage conservation. Currently, he is lobbying for inclusion of heritage rules and regulations in town and regional planning Acts. An amateur birdwatcher, he is also interested in philately and the endangered art of Heraldry.
Mr. Jaydev Nansey Centre for Heritage Management Ahmedabad