Ramachandra Rao

Director, Social Protection

Ramachandra Rao Kadambar leads the Karnataka State Multi Sectoral Nutrition Pilot Project, funded by World Bank. Earlier, he has worked on community mobilisation programme, engaging with sex workers, people living with HIV and transgender on formation of community based organisations and co-operatives, under BMGF-Avahan programme.

He has more than three decades of work experience in grassroots community development with downtrodden and vulnerable groups. He has worked in non-government organisations, bilateral and multilateral projects; World Bank and UNDP aided projects. His technical expertise lies in the areas of entrepreneurship development, capacity building, women empowerment, fisheries development, total literacy programme, HIV-AIDS prevention, forestry, drinking water and sanitation, community based tank management, self-help groups, co-operatives and training.

He has earned his post-graduation in social work with specialisation in Community Development.