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shrikanta mohanta
State Program Officer , International Centre for Agricultural research in Dry Areas (ICARDA) a CGIAR organisation
Bhubaneswar, Odisha
Senior Program manager with Total experience of 22+ years at different levels of competency, in government, cooperatives and non-profit sectors in the field of Poverty alleviation, Environment and Development, health and sanitation,Community Development,Institution building,Fund raising,Policy research,Documenting performance management system and reporting,Value chain analysis
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Area of Expertise:
  • Agriculture, Livelihoods, Microfinance, Rural, Urban
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy
  • Environment, Climate, Energy, Water, Sanitation
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research
  • Private Sector, Corporate Social Responsibility
Professional Experience:
• Formed women SHGs & Leveraged more than INR 500Lakh of Bank loan for them
• Mobilised more than INR 500Lakh Fund from government, Industries- CSR and other funding sources
• Promoted and strengthened one ‘PRAGATI Agriculture and NTFP cooperative Ltd,’ Bissamcuttack and one ‘Markama Farmers Producer company’, Rayagada with business development strategies.
• Conducted a one month study for LANDESA on mapping out natural resource bases, farmers’ practices and options in Odisha and suggested measures to Govt. of Odisha
• Conducted value-chain analysis and promoted marketing of vegetables, Jack fruit, pine apple, tamarind, Mohua and Pulp wood
• Initiated, expanded and established 3 new offices
• Successfully implemented and wrapped up SRTT, ICCO,NABARD projects within time, budget & quality parameters as per best industry practices
• Steered one study on Climate change and adaptation practices in Coastal Odisha funded by ‘Winrock International’
• Harnessing solar energy, ensured drinking water in 27 villages, solar grid in 4 villages and promoted different livelihood models with solar irrigation systems

1. Masters in Environmental Science and Policy (2007-2009), International Development, Community and Environment (IDCE), Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
2. MBA in Human Resources Management (2012) Indira Gandhi National Open University
3. Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, (1986-1990), Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneswar

Affiliations and Achievements:
1.State coordinator for ford foundation international fellowship India alumni association
2. Selected for Ford Foundational Fellowship -2006
3. Best 6th Student in Odisha in class 10th Exam.

Available for:
  • Job opportunities

    Years of Experience:
    More than 20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, Hindi, Oriya, Bengali
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