India Chapter of Plan International
Ruchika Shiva holds a master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Delhi and works on water and sanitation projects focussed on urban and rural areas in India. She is also involved with certain IRC initiatives in Bangladesh. She specialises in conducting rapid assessments of community level interventions and focus group discussion facilitation and participatory research. She has 13 years of working with a wide range of organisations from grassroots to international organisations focussing on child rights and WASH. Prior to IRC, Ruchika has worked with the India Chapter of Plan International varied capacities. She played a crucial role in managing programmes in Bikaner (Rajasthan) and urban slums in Delhi. She actively managed grants from international donors specifically on School WASH in 7 states (Uttarkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Odisha, Rajasthan, Delhi and Andhra Pradesh). Ruchika, in the early stages of her career, has also worked with grassroots organizations focusing on children in difficult circumstances.