Paramita Datta Dey

Head (Resources and Waste)

Paramita is a city planner with over 25 years of experience in urban development. She heads the Resources and Waste unit at NIUA and is the program lead for the Sustainable Cities and Water and Sanitation program at NIUA. She has spearheaded the programme on “Capacity Building in Sanitation and Waste Management” as part of the Swachh Bharat Mission 1.0 (Urban), Govt. of India. She has worked to bridge the gap between infrastructure policy and practice through the South Asia Urban Knowledge Hub. She has helped create Innovation labs on Urban WASH solutions in Indian cities. Paramita has worked with several Ministries in India and with internationally funded projects of UNIDO, ADB, UNDP, CIDA, USAID, World Bank and with leading think tanks like the Centre for Policy Research (CPR) and the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE).

Area of Expertise
Urban policy
Capacity building
Programme management
Urban poverty reduction
Urban development
Knowledge management

Master of Planning (environmnental planning) (SPA, Delhi) --1997
M.A (geography) (Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University) --1995