Ambuj Kishore

Ambuj Kishore Designation Programmes Director
Area of Specialization Project Management (Framing of Project based on LFA), Natural Resource Management, Watershed Management, Community Mobilization and PRA Application, Poverty Targeting, Participatory Rural Appraisal, District Plan Preparation, Decentralized Planning Process (Agriculture & Livestock Development), Training and Capacity Building of NGOs, facilitating development Partnership and Collaboration between Government and Voluntary Organisations, Convergence and Entitlement Linkages for the poorest with various Government Schemes.
Qualification Post Graduation in Rural Development from Xavier Institute of Social Service, Ranchi, Jharkhand.
Certificate Course in Project Management by HIFAB International AB at Stockholm (Sweden) supported by Sweden International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA), Sweden
Work Experience From August 1, 2001 – July 31,2003 as a Young Professional of CAPART, Council for Advancement of People’s Action and Rural Technology (Under the aegis of Ministry of Rural Development, Govt. of India), New Delhi worked as Project Manager in Tarun Bharat Sangh (TBS), Alwar, Rajasthan from August 1, 2001 – July 31, 2003. From October 2003- February 2005 worked in Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, New Delhi in Natural Resource Management Unit as a full time consultant executing two projects in Rajasthan State under “ Green Corps- volunteers for Water Harvesting” Programme. One based on Watershed Development in 28 villages of Jamua Ramgadh Tehsil, Dist: Jaipur funded by Royal Danish Embassy, (DANIDA), New Delhi . Another project based on Community based Water- Harvesting work in three districts of Alwar, Dausa and Karoli funded by Ford Foundation. He has over 16 years of development sector experience working with diversified development organisations such as CAPART, New Delhi; Tarun Bharat Sangh (a grassroot organisation pioneer in working on community-based water and forest conservation work in Alwar, Rajasthan), Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, New Delhi and ARAVALI, Jaipur, Rajasthan. He has also attended a Video Camera Training Workshop hosted by Environmental Investigation Agency, U.K. at Mumbai. He has been assessor for India NGO Awards for two consecutive years 2014 and 2015 for The Resource Alliance, India supported by The Rockefeller Foundation and EdelGive Foundation. His key strengths and experience has been working directly with village community in various development projects for the holistic development of poorest of the poor, developing a cadre of development volunteers for facilitating development process in rural areas, creating innovative livelihood models for enhancing livelihood opportunities of the poor, documentation of best practices, training and capacity building of voluntary organisations, carrying out assessment, evaluation, monitoring of various development projects and Government Schemes and facilitating development partnership and convergence between Voluntary Organisations and Government.