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Shobha Reddy
External Consultant , Higher Education Institution
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:
Worked for 12 years at Mount Carmel College, Bangalore teaching Environmental Science and Research methods & Biostatistics, for UG and PG students. Initiated and led the activities of Centre for Scientific Research & Advanced Learning and served as member of Internal Quality Assurance Cell at Mount Carmel College. Proficient in scientific research proposal writing,course design, curriculum development, TNA for faculty development, editorial skills.

Later Joined as Senior Faculty- Environment at Mahatma Gandhi Institute for Rural Energy & Development, and soon got promoted as Additional Director-Environment, Energy & Biofuels, Here I initiated and led several projects of environment & social relevance such as Remote Village Electrification (Solar & pico hydro), Solid Waste Management & Integrated Water Management in rural areas, Model Heritage Village project, Energy efficient Govt rural housing pilot project. I directed and curated content for capacity building programmes for various stakeholders namely PDOs and Elected Representatives of Panchayat Raj Institutions; IFS, IAS, KAS, KFS officers; Academicians, Researchers and students; Bankers and financing institutions on Environmental Sustainability, Renewable Energy & Energy Conservation, Integrated Water Management, Solid Waste Management, Green buildings, etc. Proficient in TNA, content development, action plans, planning,implementation,evaluation and monitoring of state level projects, skill development and green jobs.

In my short stint as Research Assistant at Energy & Environment group, National Institute for Advance Studies, I worked on Grid Connected Roof Top Solar Programme of GoI, Grass roots Innovations in Energy and Water security, Energy For All Policy to Inclusive Manufacturing Forum.

As a Senior Consultant, Urban Practitioners' Programme, Indian Institute for Human Settlements, I directed courses and curated content for Engineering and Public Health officials of various states on Urban Missions of GoI. I led a series of workshops on Sustainable Development Goals for School and early College students under the digital blended learning mode.Carried out Evaluation of AMRUT Mission implementation for NIUA. Carried out a project on Sustainable Municipal Financing for Urban Karnataka for the Directorate of Municipal Administration, GoK.

Currently, as an External Consultant, I am developing a framework for Long Term Urban Ecological Monitoring Framework for carrying out intensive studies on Rural to Urban Transition, Ecological processes and Adaptive capacities.Established an Environmental Monitoring Laboratory at IIHS Kengeri Campus.


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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