Mr. Ajit Phadnis is a civil engineer with experience of over 30 years in the field of water, environmental sanitation, natural resource management, integrated rural development, and disaster management associated with rural and urban infrastructure sectors.
Strategy development, design, and technical support services for decentralized demand-led water supply, environmental sanitation, natural resource management, and rural development projects; implemented by governments in collaboration with agencies like UNICEF and the World Bank is his key area of interest and expertise. He has also contributed to the conceptualization and rollout of institutional, governance, and policy reforms in the rural water supply and sanitation sector.
He has played a key role in designing participatory socio-technical planning and implementation processes for water safety and security, sanitation, water resource management, and integrated rural development. Sustainability and environmental responsibility are at the core of these processes. He has also played an important role in the institutionalization of community-led planning and implementation processes with various government organizations through strategy development and its rollout.
He is an expert in managing complex capacity-strengthening projects consisting of different components such as training, techno-managerial support, and project management services for water and groundwater management, sanitation, and NRM projects at the national and state level for public and private clients including corporate social responsibility portfolios. As a trainer and capacity-building expert, he has designed and delivered training and capacity-building services for various stakeholders at operational and policy levels.
He has experience of working in many states of India and internationally in countries like Tanzania, Eritrea, Lesotho, Nepal, Philippines, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, etc. on development and disaster management projects.
Founder Director – PriMove Infrastructure Development Consultants Pvt. Ltd.
Founder Director – TBF Environmental Solutions Private Ltd
Founder member – RedR India