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Saba Ishaq
Consultant , Development
Bangalore, Karnataka
I have plus 13 years of experiences in the sector of environment and social development with Planning Commission, GoI, International Water Management Institute, IWMI and National Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare. My expertise lies in Policy Research (qualitative & quantitative) and Analysis, Project Management, M&E, Impact Assessment and Capacity Building.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy
  • Environment, Climate, Energy, Water, Sanitation
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research
  • Private Sector, Corporate Social Responsibility
Professional Experience:
I have worked with various sector of employers which include Government of India's Planning Commission and Central Ministry of Agriculture as a National Adviser. I have also had the opportunity to work as a Researcher with University of Delhi, Senior Scientific Officer with International Water Management Institute, (An institution under CGIAR) and with International Development NGO, CEE working in the sector of Environment Education and Development Communication as a fulltime employee.

I have also imparted my skills as environment and social development consultant to assessment of watershed programmes of GOI projects and CSR projects

My experience has been in assessing and managing actions on socio ecological dimensions of Sustainable Development in urban and rural setup in relation to public policy with emphasis on Natural Resource Management, Livelihood and Gender. I also specialize in local self governance and participatory development.

During my engagement with various institutions, I have been able to contribute to innovative research and Knowledge under key policies related to Natural Resource Management, Rural Development, Sustainable Cities, Rainfed Farming System and Livelihood Development and Gender Mainstreaming.
PhD in Political Science
Title of the Thesis: Political Will as Driver of Community Participation in Watershed Programme in India
Department of Political Science
University of Delhi, New Delhi, India
Year of Award: 2019

Master in Environmental Science,
Department of Environmental Science
Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, India
Year of Award: 2001

Bachelors in Botany, Zoology & Chemistry
St. Joseph’s College for Women (Autonomous),
Andhra University, Visakhapatnam, India
Year of Award: 1999

Affiliations and Achievements:
Honorary Member, Soil Conservation Society of India,

Achievement of merit for highest marks in Botany for three years in row in BSc.

NCC C certificate for Leadership

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