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Padmakeshari Sahoo
Watershed Specialist , Non-profit
Bhubaneswar, Odisha
A rural development specialist having more than 15 years of experience in monitoring and evaluation, integrated watershed management, livelihood & value chain analysis, application of GIS, GPS & mobile technology in natural resource planning & monitoring, data analysis and documentation.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Agriculture, Livelihoods, Microfinance, Rural, Urban
  • Environment, Climate, Energy, Water, Sanitation
  • Fundraising, Business Development, Grants Writer
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research
Professional Experience:
A rural development professional with more than 15 years of experience in
• Team and multi-partner management
• Monitoring, evaluation, and learning
• Time-efficient, systematic working methodology
• Participatory Rural Appraisal tools
• Qualitative Research and Survey works
• Quantitative data analysis
• Report writing and documentation
• Mobile-based technology for survey planning
• IT: MS-Office, QGIS, GPS, KOBO ToolBox
• M. Tech in Water Resource Development and Management (WRDM) from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur (2002-2004)
• B. Tech (Agril Engg),OUAT, Bhubaneswar (1996-2000)
Affiliations and Achievements:
List of Publications
o Presented paper on “Use of open source geospatial tools in micro-planning of natural resource management in Gajapati, Odisha, India” in ICT4D Conference held at Kampala, Uganda
• Choudhury P R, Sahoo, P K, Rout N (2006) “Water Quality Trends in the Baitarani River: Linkages & Influences on Development & Livelihoods”. Paper presented in 7th Water Asia 2006, Nov 2-4 at Pragati Maidan, Delhi
• Rout, N, Choudhury PR, Sahoo, P K (2007) “Impact of Sedimentation on Environmental flow and Compounding Natural Hazard in the Lower Catchment area (Deltaic Environment) of Baitarani River Basin, Orissa” Paper accepted for presentation at 3rd Yellow River Basin conference, China held in November 2007.
• Sahoo, P K, Rout N, Choudhury P R (2011) “Groundwater in Baitarani River basin: Issues and Challenges”. Paper accepted and presented in Groundwater conference. Organized by CGWB, Bhubaneswar
• Singha A.K, Sahoo, P.K., Nayak S.K., (2011) “Innovations in Value Chain Improvement of Ginger and Ginger products”. Paper accepted in conference on Innovations in Livelihood, Organized by NABARD, TRIPTI and Access Livelihood, Bhubaneswar

Available for:
  • Consulting assignments
  • Job opportunities

    Years of Experience:
    10-15 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, Hindi, Oriya
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