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ramit basu
Independent Consultant , Currently not associated with any organization on a full time basis
Faridabad, India
A development professional with more than 19 years of national and international experience having an appreciable understanding of overall development issues but specializing in the field of local governance and participatory planning, having worked in a wide range of organizations like NGOs, INGOs, UN, Government, Pvt. Sector and a passion towards outcome oriented action for the desired change.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy
Professional Experience:
Out of a total of 19+ years of experience in the development sector, I had worked for almost 10 years as a full timer in different thematic areas with different organizations and approximately 9 years as an independent consultant on specific assignments with organizations within and outside India.

Internationally I had worked, though briefly with organizations like UNICEF, UN-Habitat, Action Aid, Groupe Developpment in countries like Bangladesh, Kenya, Sierra Leone and Myanmar in areas such as strategy development for community capacity building, resource mobilization and partnership, end of project evaluation, capacity assessment of sub-national / local governments, policy analysis, Constitutional review process, Civil Society hand holding in consensus building on participatory democracy, capacity development of civil society actors, Government officials and Parliamentarians on local level democracy and bottom up participatory planning.I have successfully conducted studies, assessments, research on behalf of organizations alongwith analysis of findings and submission of reports with recommendations for further action.

In India I have worked with NGOs, INGOs, UN Agencies, Management Consultancy Firms and the Central Government - in multiple thematic areas ranging from ICT4D, M & E of Government flagship programmes, Strengthening Panchayat Raj and people’s participation in local level planning, capacity development of local government representatives in child friendly local governance, disaster proofing using Govt. schemes, food and livelihood security for tribal communities, adolescent and youth development, facilitating change management for decentralized district planning, ensuring the successful implementation of the Govt. of India - UN Joint Programme on Convergence and so on. As an independent consultant, I also got the opportunity to provide my inputs, facilitated and coordinated in the final report writing to two Committees set up by the Government of India in 2013 and 2017. I had also conducted independent studies on behalf of NIRD & PR in the field of service delivery at local level.

(A detailed account of my profile is in the attached updated resume).

I have been a regular contributor to online knowledge exchange forums especially in the field of decentralization as well as also written a few write-ups to my credit. I have worked in around 10 states so far.

I have enjoyed working as part of a multi-cultural and multi-skilled team as well as handled assignments and responsibilities single handedly.
I have a flair for travelling and love taking up travelling assignments.
Education:
I have graduated with a B. Tech. in Appropriate (Rural) Technology from the Mahatma Gandhi Gramodaya University, Chitrakoot (MP), India (1995-99) following which I completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management from Symbiosis Centre for Distance Learning (SCDL), Pune, India (2005-07).

In 2015, I completed my two years Masters in Public Administration from Kurukshetra University, Haryana, India.

Apart from the above, I have had completed a few online certificate courses and also undertaken training programme at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Maharashtra and other institutions on specific subjects.
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    Years of Experience:
    15-20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    Masters
    Languages:
    English, Hindi, Bengali
    Nationality:
    Indian
    LinkedIn Profile: http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=10744615&trk=tab_pro
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