Sumanas Koulagi (Alumnus 2013)

Sumanas’ story

After Somerville, Sumanas moved onto a PhD at the Institute of Development Studies at Sussex. He is researching the “Role of human energy based livelihood in alleviating poverty, easing energy crisis and climate change: Khadi sector in south India as a case study”. After 2 year working on rural development where he grew up, he’s now returned to academia to analyse the programmes he initiated. Sumanas remains strongly committed to small scale development, and combining practical experience with theoretical knowledge.