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Roma Banerjee
Consultant , National Organization
Kolkata, West Bengal
A Social Development Expert, with over 20 years of experience in the field of Education, Health and Social Welfare. Coordinated and provided time to time consultancy to International Organizations including, DFID, World Bank, ILO, AKF and UNICEF.Has expertise in
o monitoring and evaluation of projects,
o evidence based reporting, and
o Research and strategic Planning
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Area of Expertise:
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy
  • Health, Doctors, Nurses, HIV/AIDS, Nutrition
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research
  • Private Sector, Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Social, Gender, Education, Youth, Child
Professional Experience:
A Social Development Expert, with over 20 years of experience in the field of Education, Health, Women and Child Development, Livelihoods and Social Welfare. Coordinated and provided time to time consultancy to International Organizations including, DFID, World Bank, ILO, AKF and UNICEF.
- Education and Child welfare:
o As a Senior Consultant for 2 years, with the National Institute of Open Schooling, provided leadership to the world’s largest online in-service teachers training for ensuring compliance to the RTE Act 2009, for quality and trained teachers.
o Served UNICEF Kolkata as Senior Consultant for 6 years for augmenting Quality of Education, where she worked on a School Efficiency Index (SEI) to understand the quality of Schools in Kolkata and Assam, and also conducted annual Large Scale Assessment with SSA West Bengal to determine the learning levels of children in Primary and Elementary grades.
o State Research Coordinator for DPEP (DFID Supported) and SSA for 4 years, and successfully set up 10 district research teams for monitoring and evaluation in West Bengal. Initiated a special program on ‘Deprived Urban Children’ in Kolkata.
- Livelihood and Urban/Rural Local Bodies (ULBs):
o Has been a Team Leader for the Innovative Challenge under the Kolkata Urban Services for the Poor (KUSP), and Lead 108 innovative / challenge fund livelihood projects focusing on ‘Quality of life’ and ‘Income Generation’ among Urban and Semi Urban population across the state of West Bengal, with special focus on the upliftment of women and children in difficult circumstances.
o Conducted an in-depth study on behalf of the P&RD department in West Bengal, for World Bank, and accordingly draft a Grievance and Redress Mechanism for strengthening systems for accountability, transparency and compliance, in Rural West Bengal.
- Health:
o Worked as a Team Leader - Strategic Planning for 4 years, under the Technical Support Unit (TSU) set up by National AIDS Control Organization (NACO). Here she provided technical support for evidence-based planning and strategizing for HIV/AIDS to State Aids Control Society (SACS) in the urban pockets of Punjab, Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh.
o Conducted awareness programs among migrants of Burrabazar, and counselling sessions with injecting drug users as part of advocacy against HIV/ AIDS (DFID supported).
o Coordinated an International Labour Organisation (ILO) sponsored Project with the Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in West Bengal on ‘De-addiction at workplace - against substance abuse at workplace’.
- Women and Child Development
o As Consultant Program support, Strengthened the partnership between the HIV/AIDS team and the Child Protection team of the Organization, identified specific entry points where Child Protection and HIV/AIDS teams can work closer together for upliftment of destitute women and children.
o Successfully conducted a Study on “Sex Tourism” in the tourist state of Himachal Pradesh, as a part of the National study, supported by the Women and Child welfare Department, GoI, The study brought out the mismanaged tourism industry which lacked proper regulations leading to low quality and undesired tourists, that increase vulnerability to trafficking and sex trade in the tourist states.
Education:
University Grants Commission, Junior and Senior Fellow; 1986 to 1990
M.Phil in Medical Sociology from Jawaharlal nehru University; 1989
MA in Sociology from Jawaharlal nehru University;1986
BA (Hons) in Sociology from Jesus and Mary College, Delhi University; 1984
AISSCE from Holy Child Auuxilium School, New Delhi; 1981
AISCE from Holy Child Auuxilium School, New Delhi; 1979
Affiliations and Achievements:
List of Major Studies Conducted and Documented

- Conducted research on the various systems of medical practices in India, and studied its relevance to the present health context.(1989)
- Studied the disease patterns and the consumption patterns of medicines among women and children in the urban slum areas. Also compared the emerging patterns with that of the women and children belonging to the middle and higher class groups.(1991)
- Studied the various issues with social relevance on STD/HIV/AIDS among the migrant laborers of North Calcutta.(1998)
- Benchmark Surveys for the District Primary Education Programme in West Bengal
*Baseline Assessment Survey
*Midterm Assessment Survey pertaining to competency based learning achievements in West Bengal.(2001)
- Access & retention, time series analysis - to understand the emerging trends on issues of access, retention and quality education and study the impact of the program over a period of time.(2002)
- School Efficiency using Cohort Method to identify school completion, grade transition, grade repetition and dropout in primary schools of West Bengal and Assam. (2002)
- Quantum of financial investment per child, by the family on Primary Education and its implications on universalizing primary education in the DPEP districts of West Bengal.(2002)
- Gender specific issues relating to universal participation in primary education and locate reasons for existing gaps with contextual relevance.(2003)
- School Efficiency Index to understand the ‘what, why, and how’ of quality education at the primary level in West Bengal and Assam.(2003)
- Deprived Urban Children, special focus on challenges of achieving UEE among the hardest to reach groups in certain selected districts of West Bengal.(2004)
- Documentation of monitoring and evaluation exercises and its data-based reporting at concerned levels in West Bengal and Assam.(2004)
- Conducted and documented Needs Assessment Study for the tobacco control program in Simla to understand the pending requirements for a purposeful intervention under the program.(2007)
- Conducted a survey to understand the trafficking patterns of women and children in a tourist state – i.e Himachal Pradesh.(2008)
- Documented a series of workshop on "Migration and HIV: Issues and challenges” for the 4 geographical regions for developing strategic framework for addressing the various issues of migration under NACP III.(2009)
- Epidemiological profiling of the various districts of Punjab for HIV/AIDS and identifying districts for more concerted efforts to reach the NACP III Goals.(2010)
- Large Scale Assessment - Support West Bengal School Education Department in Understanding Learning levels of children at Primary and Elementary Level. (2015)
- Large Scale Assessment - Support West Bengal School Education Department in Understanding Learning levels of children at Primary and Elementary Level. (2016)

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    Years of Experience:
    More than 20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    Masters
    Languages:
    English, Hindi, Bengali, Punjabi
    Nationality:
    Indian
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