An Urban Regional Planner with an experience of 20 years in the development sector. Dr Megha Phansalkar specializes in community led development in rural water supply, rural/ urban sanitation and rural development with focus on livelihoods. She works with World Bank since 2007 in multiple water sanitation and Livelihood projects
She is a social entrepreneur and founder ‘Tisser” supporting rural artisans across 18 states, thus helping thousands of artisan families earn livelihood through enterprise model. Tisser support end to end value chain from creating producer groups , making unique products for urban consumers.
Elected in Steering Committee, in Geneva for three years to represent South Asia in WSSCC (Water Supply Sanitation Collaborative Council, Geneva) WSSCC is a body with UNOPS. She is also the chair for Governance Committee.
As an advisor with CUI (Centre for Urban Innovation) she helps the center pilot innovation and take them to scale to make the urban cities a better place to live.
Her work experience with Non-Governmental Organizations, Government Departments and International Agencies brings a multi-dimensional, multi-stakeholder approach in working for partnerships and convergence to address developmental issues.
Dr Phansalkar is a gold medalist graduate and she is trained as a Doctorate in ‘System Design for Resource Planning and Management’ under a National fellowship. She has a Masters in Planning from the Center for Environmental Planning and Technology (CEPT), Ahmedabad Masters in Geography and also a Masters in Business Administration. She is also a trained national level horse rider and have received best rider trophy twice at the RDD Camp , New Delhi.