Nabamalika Joardar

Head - Communications and Strategy

Nabamalika Joardar manages the Institute's strategic communication, innovation initiatives, two national Fellowships (India Smart Cities Fellowship and National Urban Digital Mission Fellowship), and a global innovation challenge (Smart Move: Innovative Urban Mobility Challenge) at the National Institute of Urban Affairs, along with supporting multiple organisational initiatives. With almost 11 years of experience in the urban development sector, she is interested in urban innovation, digital transformation, youth engagement, and urban policy pertaining to land and housing. She has previously worked in urban policy research and implementation, focusing on access to housing for marginalised and vulnerable communities. She has also authored multiple articles on innovation, and educational material on urban poverty and participatory urban planning. Prior to joining NIUA, she was associated with Vision EIS Consulting, where she led teams for the implementation of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana in over 40 cities. She has also worked in rights-based research on housing policy and implementation. Nabamalika Joardar is an alumna of the School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi. She holds a Master of Planning degree with a specialisation in Housing, and a specialised certification in Design Thinking and Innovation.

Area of Expertise
Urban innovation
Youth-led programmes
Programme management
People management
Technical writing

Cert. (Public Policy Research) (Centre for Public Policy Research, Kerala) --2023
Cert. (Design Thinking & Innovation) (Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi) --2022
M.Plan (Housing) (School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi) --2012
B.Arch (Sathyabama University, Chennai) --2010