Rajesh Tandon is the founding President of Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA), the leading non-profit research institute in the global South, based in New Delhi, India. He is one of the most respected leaders of global civil society having played a leadership position in many of the kind global civil society networks over the past 40 years. He is currently sharing the UNESCO Chair in Community-Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education with Budd Hall from the University of Victoria.