I am a development communications professional with 30 years’ experience in the media and development sector and an in-depth knowledge of water. I bring to the table strong project management and strategy planning skills.
I have executed several documentation and evaluation projects on information communication technology for development (ICT4D), governance, universal birth registration, HIV/ AIDS and community radio. I have conducted action research on integrated water resources management, groundwater and reviving traditional water conservation techniques.
I am a published author and have written Jalyatra, Exploring India’s Traditional Water Management Systems, a book published by Penguin in 2008. My essay on water was published in Water Voices from Around the World, an UN-sponsored book of essays of global leaders. The Asian Development Bank selected me to participate in the Third World Water Forum, Mexico, in 2006 on the basis of my writing on development and water.
I have researched, edited and published documents on several programs for all the major international donors and national business associations in India. The themes include Universal Birth Registration, role of youth in governance and media training for children. I designed, researched, wrote and produced a series of books and multimedia presentations on these programs. I have designed and executed training programs on ICT4D.
I have completed an advanced international nine-month course on integrated water resources management from Sweden that exposed me to the current thinking on water management and practices in Sweden and Laos PDR.