The following details are published in the Women’s Economic Forum

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 a focus on livelihoods. She works with World Bank since 2007 on multiple water sanitation and Livelihood projects
She is a social entrepreneur and founder at ‘Tisser’supporting rural Artisans across 18 States, thus helping thousands of artisan families earn a livelihood through an enterprise model. Tisser supports end-to-end value chains from creating producer groups to making unique products for urban consumers.
Elected to 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 of the Governance Committee.
As an advisor with CUI (Centre for Urban Innovation), she helps the center pilot innovation and takes them to scale to make 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 to 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 Master’s in Planning from the Center for Environmental Planning and Technology (CEPT), Ahmedabad Master’s in Geography, and also a Master’s in Business Administration. She is also a trained national-level horse rider and has received the best rider trophy twice at the RDD Camp, New Delhi.

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