Ritu B.

Master's DegreeIndian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM), Bhopal, India (http://iifm.ac.in/)



- More than 18 years of research experience in Climate Adaptation and Mitigation (policy, planning & finance), Resource Conservation (water & energy, renewables & circular economy), Livelihood Promotion & Protection, Gender Empowerment, Enhancing Education and Nutrition in Children, Micro finance - Certified Project Management Professional (PMP)® as per PMI Standards and experience of managing large portfolio of multi-disciplinary and multi country/cultural projects for Government, funding agencies and international NGOs. - Policy Development and Advocacy. Involved in policy development, implementation and coordination of flagship Government programs - Watershed Management, Employment Guarantee, Rural Livelihoods Program, School Meal Program and Rural Electrification programs. Working in the Government has helped me in developing a strong network and linkage with government counterparts, private sector, NGOs and other relevant actors. - Led the design and management of a large portfolio of programs (large multidisciplinary projects & multicultural/regional teams) in the area of climate change resilience and adaptation in South Asia (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Myanmar). - Led action research for more than 20 projects funded by International Funding Agencies (The World Bank, USAID, DFID, UNDP, DECC, JICA, SDC, GIZ, IUCN). - Designed and implemented participatory monitoring and evaluation approaches and have extensive experience in the area of monitoring & evaluation, performance assessment, result framework and impact assessment for large government (Watershed, School Meal program, rural electrification, gender empowerment) and donor funded initiatives (The World Bank, UNDP, DFID, DEFRA, SDC, GIZ, JICA). - Experience of Fund raising and managing funding relationships with government Ministries/ agencies, Private sector, Multilateral, Bilateral and partner NGOs. I have developed and maintain effective relationships with partners at different levels of government, civil society, NGOs, private sector and bilateral/multilateral agencies. - Recipient of Excellent Performance Award 2009 from Winrock International India - Recipient of ‘Outstanding Contribution to Clean Energy Access’ Award at the Delhi International Renewable Energy Conference attended by Energy Ministers of over 40 countries - Accredited Climate Change and Environment Advisor, UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), 2010 - Reviewer of World Energy Outlook, 2015 (India Energy Outlook) International Energy Agency (IEA) - Over 20 papers, articles and project reports published in Journals, Books, Newsletters and websites.


  • climate change
  • international development
  • solar / wind / biofuels
  • public administration
  • development
  • ikea foundation
  • india
  • japan
  • united states
  • nepal
  • myanmar
  • Sectors
  • Funders
  • Countries
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