Kallana G.

National Level Capacity Building Officer

Master's DegreeIndiragandhi Open University (IGNOU)



Born and brought up in a village near Bellary district in Karnataka. Started my carrier as a trained graduate teacher in science at Kendriya Vidyalaya Bellary. In 1995 Joined Family Planning Association of India Bellary branch as Population Education Officer. During 9 years tenure with FPAI, worked extensively with adolescent youths (Formal & Non Formal groups), marginalized communities and picked up the skills to work with rural and urban communities. In 2003 Joined Catalyst Management Services Pvt Ltd as research associate, handled number of research assignments, at national and international level (Boston Nairobi, Uganda, Nepal, Bangladesh, Srilanka) in the field of education, (Primary & Secondary) , health, HIV, Livelihood, water and sanitation, Life Skills. Gained extensive experience in qualitative and quantitative research methodologies. Currently working as the National Level Capacity Development Officer in Catalyst Group organization for Avahan III Project. He builds capacities of 107 community organizations (COs) and five state project teams to effectively implement the project.

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