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Bhavani Rao, director of AMMACHI Labs at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, has occupied the first UNESCO Chair on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment set up in India.The UNESCO Chairs programme, started in 1992, is a global inter-university collaboration and networking effort for knowledge sharing in areas such as education, natural and social sciences, culture and communication. The programme supports the creation of UNESCO chairs in participating institutions. There are 10 such chairs in Indian institutions. Rao spoke to Pune Newsline on her role and a new project on vulnerability mapping of Indian women.