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Shobha Reddy
Project Director , Non-profit organisation
Bangalore, Karnataka
Interdisciplinary professional with 18 years of experience in education, research, training, practice and capacity building. Trained as an environmental scientist, with expertise in EIA, EA,sustainable water management, SWM, Lake restoration, climate change, renewable energy,water quality monitoring, project monitoring and evaluation. Skilled in administration, project management and outreach
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Area of Expertise:
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy
  • Environment, Climate, Energy, Water, Sanitation
Professional Experience:
I have had the opportunities to gain
experience in multiple aspects related to sustainable development during my 18 years of work in the fields of education, research, practice, capacity building, advocacy & civic engagement.I bring 6 major attributes with me:
1. Deep expertise: I have been trained as an environmental scientist, and have gained sectoral knowledge & experience in multiple subjects over the years, including WATSAN, Solid Waste Management (SWM),environmental pollution,public health,community
mobilization,Sustainable lake rejuvenation, and climate change, rural development, Sustainable Development Goals, Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and Renewable Energy (RE). I have received multiple certifications and awards that can attest to this.
2. Ability to wear multiple hats: I have been able to hone multiple skills while working at the Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS), Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Rural Energy and Development (MGIRED), Mount Carmel College, and as a freelance consultant. I can perform multiple tasks as per requirements, and my skill set spans Curriculum Design & Teaching, Instructional Design & Training,
Sustainability Practice,Project Management, CSR Management, Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), Research methods, Training Needs Assessment(TNA),Public Relations and Fundraising.
3. Teaching & mentoring: I have substantial experience as a teacher, and have taught and guided students & professionals while working at the organizations mentioned above.
4. Teamwork: I enjoy working in teams, and have initiated & supported the same towards achieving common goals of organizations where I have worked to build the institutional programs.
5. Collaborative work: I enjoy collaborating, and have initiated & supported the same towards achieving common goals in my entrepreneurial ventures revolving around civic engagements, over last 8 years.
6. Innovation: I am constantly looking for new and efficient ways to achieve goals. For example, I am currently part of an experiment called Citizen Involved Technology Assisted Governance (CITAG), which involves improving governance through the use of technologies such as blockchain.

I have demonstrated leadership, collaborative working and reflective thinking skills through various initiatives, projects that I have directed and led and successfully completed, namely - leading the establishment of Research Centre at Mount Carmel College, Remote Village Electrification Programme, sustainable govt housing projects at MGIRED etc.

I have demonstrated collaborative action on the ground, to revive Rachenahalli lake, Bengaluru, by engaging with various stakeholders and actors, I continue to work with several citizen groups under the banner of Federation of Lake groups.

I have been actively engaged in public writing and citizen science projects to involve and empower citizens to participate in Governance and Environment conservation.
Education:
Ph.D in Environmental Science.
M.Phil. Environmental Biotechnology.
Masters in Environmental Science.(Gold Medalist in Masters).
Bachelors Environmental Science.
MA in Environmental Economics.(Distance Learning)

Affiliations and Achievements:
Managing Trustee, Jalmitra. I was instrumental in formation of citizen group 'Jalmitra - Guardians of Rachenahalli' which has been working with various stakeholders for revival and maintenance of Rachenahalli lake, Srirampura, Bangalore.

I served as a member of Western Ghats Task Force, GoK for 3 yrs.

I am a NABET -QCI accredited Environmental Consultant for carrying out EIAs in development sector and served as freelance Environmental Consultant for over 6 years.

I am one of the founders of Trust for Rejuvenation of Environment and Nature Development (TREND) through which, since 2016, several initiatives such as providing solar home lighting to homes located in remote areas, providing education to Govt school children, solid waste management and environmental sustainability awareness programmes under Citizen Science and Education programmes.

One of the founders of Citizen Involved Technology Assisted Governance(CITAG), where we are trying to bring technology (Block Chain Technology) to improve governance.

I have been recipient of Environmental Scientist Award- 2013 from National Environmental Science Association, Delhi.
Recipient of Ekal Award for Women Achiever -2020 from Friends of Tribal Society.

Available for:
  • Consulting assignments
  • Job opportunities

    Years of Experience:
    15-20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    Doctorate
    Languages:
    English, Kannada, Hindi, Telugu
    Nationality:
    Indian
    LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shobha-ananda-reddy-2571a77/
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