Nandita joined INTRAC in October 2018.
She has worked with civil society organisations for more than 20 years, starting in fringe theatre and wildlife conservation in England, and then shifting to focus on international development.
For more than ten years Nandita worked on programs in South and Central Asia with The Mountain Institute (USA) where she was instrumental in establishing award-winning community-based tourism initiatives in India, developing and disseminating new participatory planning methodologies and creating community-based biodiversity conservation initiatives in Central Asia.
Before joining INTRAC, Nandita was consulting primarily for the World Bank in Europe and Central Asia assisting governments and NGOs in project design, monitoring and evaluation and participatory approaches for projects covering protected area systems, sustainable land management, land reform and climate change adaptation.
She has a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture from London University, a Master in Environmental Science and Development Studies from the University of East Anglia, and a doctoral degree in Natural Resource Policy from the University of Michigan.
Nandita’s areas of expertise include programme design and management, monitoring and evaluation, facilitation and training, participatory asset-based approaches, sustainable livelihoods, social inclusion and stakeholder engagement.