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                                    C UR R I C UL UM                     VITAE
                                            Dr. INDU CHANDRA RAM
 PRESENT ADDRESS:                                                     PERSONAL         INFORMATION:
 House No.: 03/388                                                    Date of Birth     : 07th June, 1959
 Viram Khand-III, Gomtinagar                                          Father’s name     : Late Sri Ram Deen Ram
 Lucknow – 226 010 (U.P.) INDIA                                       Nationality       : Indian
 Ph:+964-7901905246(M), +91-522-2398517, +91-522-4008017              Sex               : Male
 E-mail : ic_nagar@yahoo.co.in ; iram01@lgp-iraq.org                  Marital Status    : Married
 Website: www.rti.org ; www.lgp-iraq.org                                                  (blessed with 02 children)

KEY QUALIFICATIONS (AREAS OF EXPERTISE):
With professional qualification of Social Sector (Ph.D. in Sociology) coupled with Agriculture, Rural Livelihood,
Banking (M. Sc. Ag & CAIIB-I) and recipient of two GOLD MEDALS, I possess rich and varied working experience of over
23 years in the field of project management & agriculture development (under various successful World Bank/ADB/ EU/
IFAD/ UNDP /USAID/ AfDB aided projects viz. UPSLRP-I & II, UPALRP, SWA-SHAKTI, UPWSRP and UPDASP, ETESP-
LMS (Aceh, Indonesia), RUFIP (Ethiopia), Local Governance Project-2 (Iraq), women empowerment, rural development,
micro-credit, micro-insurance, micro-enterprises & rural livelihoods, agril./ rural lending, agri-business management, M&E,
monitoring of NGOs, training & HR development, health & nutrition, organic farming etc. (incl usive of the World Bank/
ADB/ EU/ IFAD/ UNDP/ FAO/ USAID/ AfDB funded projects for over 13 years).

RECENT RELEVANT PROJECTS/ ASSIGNMENTS INCLUDE:
    1. International Agriculture Policy Advisor, Iraq Strengthening of Local & Provincial Governance Project (LGP-2),
        Iraq, (USAID funded) – May, 2007 – Dec., 2008
    2. International Programme Management Advisor, Rural Financial Intermediation Project (RUFIP), Ethiopia (IFAD
        & AfDB funded) – April, 2006 – April, 2007
    3. International Micro-Insurance/MF Expert, Earthquake & Tsunami Emergency Support Project (Livelihood &
        Micro-finance Component), Aceh (Indonesia)– ADB funded project – Feb., 2006 – April, 2006
    4. Team Leader, M&E & setting up of MIS System for NEC (Govt of India) funded projects in Assam,
        Arunachal Pradesh & Sikkim – Aug., 05 – Feb., 2006
    5. Consultant (coordination & Data Collection), DSS component of UPWSRP, PACT, Govt. of U.P. (The World
        Bank funded project) - June, 05 - July, 05
    6. Consultant (Cropping Pattern & Agril. Economics), IS&RD component of UPWSRP, PACT, Govt. of U.P. (The
        World Bank funded project) - June, 05 - July, 05
    7. Senior Professional Consultant (Social Development) in the roaster of FAO, Rome for future assignments-
        Since July, 2005
    8. Team Member, Five Year perspective Plan preparation of Dhalai district o f Tripura State under NFFWP
        (GOI) - Mar., 05 – Apr., 05
    9. Consultant (Micro-credit & Micro-enterprises), IFFCO Foundation, Aligarh (funded by IFFCO) Feb,05-Mar,05
    10. Advisor (Micro-credit & Micro-enterprises), Food Security program for Women, ISHARA, Deoria (UNDP funded
        Project: Oct.., 03 – Jan., 05
    11. Visiting Faculty (Micro-finance, Micro-Insurance, agricultural lending, organic farming, rural marketing,) College of
        Agri-Business Mgt., G.B. Pant Uni. of Agri. & Tech, Pantnagar (INDIA) Since Nov., 2004
    12. Facilitator Cum Monitor (FCE), CAPART, Ministry of Rural Development, Govt. of India since April, 04
    13. Executive Director, AVJKS, Lucknow for various projects (sustainable development), (funded by World Bank,
        UNICEF, EU, IFAD etc.) Apr., 03 – Sep., 03
    14. Sr. Technical Expert (PM, CR & PM), UPWSRP (DASP component), Govt. of UP (funded by the World Bank):
        Apr., 02 – Mar., 03
    15. Sr. Technical Expert (PM, CR & PM), Diversified Agriculture Support Project, Govt. of UP (funded by World
        Bank): Apr., 01 – Mar., 03
    16. Advisor (Credit), SWA-SHAKTI (women Empowerment Project), UPBSN, Lucknow (The IFAD funded
        project): June,98 – May, 00

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    17. Advisor (Credit), U.P. Sodic Land Reclamation Project-II, UPBSN, Lucknow (The World Bank funded
        project): July, 97 – May, 2000
    18. Resource Person (Micro-credit, Micro-enterprises, rural marketing) with BIRD, Banks, FIs etc. Since 1999
    19. Project Director (MCAR Project), U.P. Sodic Land Reclamation Project-II, UPBSN, Lucknow (The World Bank
        funded project): Apr., 98 – May, 00
    20. Team member, Facilitation cum exposure visit to Nepal under UPSLRP-I, UPBSN (The World Bank funded
        project: May, 98 – June 98
    21. Team Member, Study tour of Bangladesh & Indonesia under UPSLRP-I, UPBSN (The World Bank funded
        project): Dec.,96 - Jan., 97
    22. Advisor (Credit), U.P. Alkaline Land Reclamation Project-I, UPBSN, Lucknow (The EU funded project): June,
        95 - May, 00
    23. Advisor (Credit), U.P. Sodic Land Reclamation Project-I, UPBSN, Lucknow (The World Bank funded project):
        June, 95 - May, 00

EDUCATION:
  1. Ph.D. in Sociology (Impact of Micro-Credit on Socio-Economic Empowerment of Rural Women), University of
     Lucknow, Lucknow (India), 2003
  2. M. Sc. Ag (Agronomy), G.B. Pant University of Agri. & Tech., Pantnagar, India, 1984 (with 88.3% marks (Ist
     Division)
  3. B. Sc. (Hon.) Ag & A.H.., G.B. Pant Universi ty of Agri. & Tech., Pantnagar, India, 1982 (with 90.0% marks (Ist
     Division & recipient of Vice-Chancellor’s Gold Medal)
  4. Certificate Course on Agri-Business Management, Cornell University, USA, 2002
  5. C.A.I.I.B.-I (Banking Diploma), Indian Institute of Bankers, Mumbai, India, 1993

AWARDS:
   Recipient of Vice-Chancellor's Gold Medal for securing highest marks in graduation
   Recipient of Gold Medal from Govt. of U.P. for securing highest marks in graduation
   Recipient of I.C.A.R. Junior Fellowship under undertaking Post Graduation study
   Recipient of Merit Certificates for all the three years of degree course for scoring highest marks (78 -82)
   Recipient of Excellent Ratings in Annual Performance Appraisal (APR) through out m y career

OTHER TRAININGS ATTENDED/ PARTICIPATED:
   Monitoring & Evaluation of Development & Social Projects, CAPART (GOI), New Delhi, Nov., 2004
     Community Mobilization for Sustainable Groups & Federations, MANAGE, Hyderabad, Aug., 2003
     Institutional Development & Team Building, AIIDMT, New Delhi, Jan., 2002
     Program on Inter-personal Effectiveness & Team Building, IIM, Ahmedabad, Mar. 2002
     Concept of Federations of Women SHGs for Sustainable Development, CHAITANYA, Pune, Feb., 2002
     SHGs & Rural Micro-Enterprises, ASEED, New Delhi, July, 2001
     Women Empowerment & Entrepreneurship Development, KUTUMBHASHREE, Trivendrum, 2001
     Blue Print for Success, By SHIV KHERA of QLS Inc. (USA), Feb., 2000
     Women Empowerment through Community Mobilization of SHGs, M YRADA, Bangalore, 1999
     Concept of Federating SHGs for their Sustainability, M YRADA, Bangalore, 1998
     SHGs and Credit Plus, M YRADA, Bangalore, 1997
     Community Participation & Micro-Credit (Bangladesh & Indonesia), 1996
     Financing SHGs, Bankers Institute of Rural Development Lucknow, 1996
     Project Appraisal & Management, Canara Bank Staff College, B,Lore, 1988
     Mushroom Production, G. B. Pant University Of Agri. & Tech., Pantnagar (India), 1982

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY/ EXPERIENCE RECORD : (chronologically starting from present job)
Total working experience: 23 years in the field of project management, agriculture development (under various
successful World Bank/ADB/ EU/ IFAD/ UNDP/AfDB / USAID aided projects viz. UPSLRP-I & II, UPALRP, SWA-

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SHAKTI, UPDASP, UPWSRP, ETESP- Indonesia and RUFIP-Ethiopia), Local Governance Project-2 (Iraq), women
empowerment, rural development, micro-credit, micro-insurance, micro-enterprises & rural livelihoods, agril./ rural lending,
agri-business management, M&E, monitoring of NGOs, health/ HIV & nutrition, organic farming etc. (inclusive of the World
Bank/ ADB/ EU/ IFAD/ UNDP/ FAO/ AfDB/ USAID funded projects for over 13 years).
1.
From – to: May, 2007 to date
Employer: RTI International, P.O. BOX: 12194, 3040 Cornwallis Road, Research Triangle Park,
          North Carolina - 277709-2194 (USA)
Project : The second largest independent non profit research organization the United States which is dedicated to
          conducting applied research and basic research and provides technical services globally)
            Agriculture Development Advisor, Iraq Strengthening of Local & Provincial Governance Project (LGP-
               2), Iraq, (USAID funded) – May, 2007 – Dec., 2008
Position : International Agriculture Policy Advisor
Duties & Responsibilities:
            Working as Senior Agriculture Policy Advisor with inputs of providing assistance to the Provincial Council, the
            local government departments, and central government ministries associated with agriculture and irrigation
            which include providing training, mentoring and technical assistance to improve productivity and economic
            development in the agricultural areas in Iraq for enhancing access of latest package of practices to the
            farming community for increasing production and productivity of agriculture sector in Iraq. Supporting
            Muthanna, PRT (Provincial reconstruction Team) in its mission to establish political, social & economical
            stability by way of undertaking various projects required for socio-economic empowerment of the people in a
            sustainable way.
2.
From – to: April, 2006 to April, 2007
Employer: Project Coordination & Management Unit, RUFIP, Development Bank of Ethiopia
         Josip Broz Tito St., P.O. Box: 1900, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Project : A Public Sector Development Bank & Project Implementing Agenc y of RUFIP and working as;
              International Programme Management Advisor, Rural Financial Intermediation Project, Ethiopia (IFAD
               & AfDB funded) – April, 2006 – April, 2007
Position :   International Programme Management Advisor
Duties & Responsibilities:
            Worked as International Programme Management Advisor with inputs of development of guidelines for
            commercial banks & MFIs, Cooperative sector for enhancing outreach of institutional financial services to rural
            household for increasing production and productivity of agriculture sector in Ethiopia with a view to a lleviate
            poverty. This apart, I am taking care of entire programme management ((viz. rural livelihood, project planning
            & management, monitoring & evaluation, MIS, procurement, training & capacity building, Work relating to
            Micro-Credit, adult education, gender issues, health/ HIV, nutrition etc.) of the project with a view to ensure
            active participation of all the stake-holders to realise the project objectives in a prescribed time frame.
3.
From – to: June, 2005 to Feb., 2007
Employer: SMEC INTERNATIONAL Pty. Ltd., 2nd Floor, A-Block, First India Place, M. G. Road, Gurgaon – 122 002
           (Haryana) INDIA , Tel.: +91-124-4376017/ 4552800
Project :    Globally reputed consulting organization working in dev. & social sector. Working with following;
              International Micro-Insurance/MF Expert, Earthquake & Tsunami Emergency Support Project
                 (Livelihood & Micro-finance Component), Aceh (Indonesia)– ADB funded project - Sept,05 – Oct.,08
              Team Leader, M&E & setting up of MIS System for NEC (Govt of India) funded projects in Assam,
                 Arunachal Pradesh & Sikkim Since Aug, 05
              Consultant (coordination & Data Collection), DSS component of UPWSRP, PACT, Govt. of U.P. (The
                 World Bank funded project) - June, 05 - July, 05


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            Consultant (Cropping Pattern & Agril. Economics), IS&RD component of UPWSRP, PACT, Govt. of U.P.
              (The World Bank funded project) - June, 05 - July, 05
Position : Team Leader/ Consultant (Social Dev.) & International Expert (Micro-Insurance/ MF)
Duties & Responsibilities:
            Worked as International Expert (Micro-finance/ Micro-insurance) with Earthquake & Tsunami Emergency
            Support Project (Livelihood & Micro-finance Component), Aceh (Indonesia)– ADB funded project in addition to
            my input as Team Leader cum Consultant (Social Development) for Monitoring & Evaluation and establishing
            PMES for North Eastern Council (Govt. of India) funded projects (varied sectors like, health/ HIV, education,
            IT, Tourism, Transportation, Agriculture, Horticulture, Hydro power, Social sector etc.) for three NE States i.e.
            Assam, Arunachal Pradesh & Sikkim. This apart, I am contributing to various projects on various aspects of
            social development such as sustainable agriculture, adult education, micro-credit, Participatory research,
            training & capacity building, Health/ HV, micro-enterprises, CBOs, SHGs, rural livelihood, project planning &
            management, monitoring & evaluation. M y contribution to DSS & IS&RD components of UPWSRP of Govt. of
            U.P. (The World Bank funded project) has been well appreciated and documented).
4.
From – to: Oct., 2004 to May, 2005
Employer: ORGANIC WORLD, S-1/4-54, Raj Rajeshwari Nagar, Gilat Bazar, Varanasi-221002 (U.P.) India
Project :    Organic Agriculture through community based organization
Position :   Chief Executive Officer
Duties & Responsibilities:
            Worked as head of the organization engaged in all aspects of cultivation, procurement of certified organic
            agril. products inclusive of herbs & medicinal plants, processing & export in addition to evolving policy &
            operational guidelines for its effective functioning. Coordination with various agencies, promotion of the
            concept of organic/ biodynamic farming, social activities such as promotion of SHGs, women SHGs etc.
            Broad-basing our presence in the States of Madhya Pradesh & Rajasthan. Work relating to Micro-Credit, adult
            education, gender issues, health/ HIV, nutrition etc.
5.
From – to: April, 2004 - Sept., 2004
Employer: IITC ORGANIC INDIA PVT. LTD., FAIZABAD ROAD, KAMTA VILLAGE, PO: CHINHAT,
          LUCKNOW-227 105 (UP) INDIA
Project :    Organic Agriculture through community based organization
Position:    Deputy Gen. Manager - Agro
Duties & Responsibilities:
            Worked as head of Agro Division and looking after all aspects of cultivation, procurement of certified organic
            agril. products inclusive of herbs & medicinal plants. Coordination with various agencies, promotion of the
            concept of organic/ biodynamic farming, social activities such as promotion of SHGs, women SHGs etc.
            Increased the area of organic cultivation from 200 acres to 11000 acres. Broad-based our presence in the
            States of M.P., Tamil Nadu, Orissa, Rajasthan. Increased procurement to the extent of 100%. Work relating to
            Micro-Credit, adult education, gender issues, health/ HIV, nutrition etc.
6.
From – to: Oct., 2003 - Mar., 2004
Employer: IFFCO FOUNDATION (A Trust promoted by IFFCO)
          “FARM BHAWAN”, 14-15, NEHRU PLACE, NEW DELHI-19
Project :    Cooperative strengthening through community participation, micro-credit, micro- enterprises, rural
             livelihood, health & sanitation
Position : PROJECT MANAGER CUM STATE COORDINATOR
Duties & Responsibilities:
            Worked as Team Leader for Unnao project district under Cooperative Development Resource Centre (CDRC)
            Project and looked after all aspects of the project i.e. strengthening of Coop., PACS, Micro-Credit, adult
            education, sustainable agriculture, gender issues, health/ HIV, nutrition, micro-enterprises, biodiversity,

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              community mobilization etc. in 11 districts. Coordinated with various financial institutions i.e. NABARD, BIRD,
              funding agencies, NGOs etc. Coordinated with IFFCO–TOKIO GENERAL INSURANCE CO. to increase
              outreach for rural insurance in the project areas.

7.
From – to: April, 2003 – Sept, 2003
Employer: ARTHIK VIKAS EVAM JAN KALYAN SANSTHAN (UP)
          H. NO.: 09/979 INDIRANAGAR, LUCKNOW (UP)-226 016
Project :     Project Management (social, health, education, community mobilization, micro -credit, micro-enterprises,
              agriculture diversification etc.)
Position :   EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Duties & Responsibilities:
            Worked as CEO and led a team of 317 staff implementing various projects in the field of Micro -Credit, adult
            education, sustainable agriculture, gender issues, health/HIV, nutrition, micro-enterprises, biodiversity,
            environment conservation, community mobilization etc. in 11 districts (funded by various international done
            agencies like the World Bank, UNICEF, UNDP, EU etc.). Coordinated with various financial institutions i.e.
            NABARD, BIRD, Banks, funding agencies. Monitored the work of promotion of over 1100 SHGs with savings
            of Rs. 60.00 lakhs, rural marketing networking etc. in addition to the work of project formulation & fund raising.
8.
From – to: April, 01 - March., 03
Employer: Diversified Agriculture Support Project
          4th Floor, PICUP Bhawan, Vibhuti Khand, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow-226 010 (UP) INDIA
Project :     Project Management (Composite project of agriculture diversification) through community participation
              comprising of agriculture, horticulture, rural roads, rural market, dairy development, Animal husbandry
              sectors. Promotion of micro-credit, micro-enterprises, rural market networking, women empowerment, health/
              HIV & nutrition, adult education, promotion of SHGs. CBOs under the following projects;
             Diversified Agriculture Support Project (World Bank Project), one of prestigious projects of UP
             UP Water Strengthening & Restructuring Project (UPWSRP), PACT, Govt. of India (funded by the World
               Bank)
Position : SENIOR TECHNICAL EXPERT (PARTICIPATORY MGT., CREDIT & TECH. DISSEM.)
Duties & Responsibilities:
            Monitoring & review of performance of 22 NGOs working with the project in 157 blocks of 32 project districts
            of the State. Coordinated with various financial institutions i.e. NABARD, BIRD, Banks etc.. Successfully
            established various components of the project such as Participatory Management, Credit Management,
            Gender sensitisation, health/ HIV, Nutrition, capacity Building & training, promotion of Micro -enterprises,
            marketing networking, media & documentation etc. Promotion of over 19,000 SHGs with total savings of Rs.
            700.00 lakhs (out which nearly 7000 are women SHGs) & accomplished the task of linking 3,500 SHGs with
            various bank branches with total CCL of Rs. 850.00 lakhs)
9.
From – to: June, 1995 – May, 2000 (On deputation)
Employer: U.P. Bhumi Sudhar Nigam, Vibhuti Khand, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow-226010
Project :     Natural Resource Management/ Land reclamation through community mobilization, micro -credit, micro-
              enterprises, Project Management, women empowerment, health & nutrition, adult education, promotion of
              SHGs. CBOs under the following projects;
              U.P. Sodic Land Reclamation Project Phase-I - (The World Bank funded Project)
              U.P. Sodic Land Reclamation Project Phase-II - (The World Bank funded Project)
              U.P. Alkaline Land Reclamation Project Phase-I - (The EU funded Project)
              Women Empowerment (SWA-SHAKTI) Project - (IFAD funded project)
              Micro Credit Action Research (MCAR) Project - (The World Bank funded Project)
Position : ADVISOR (CREDIT)

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Duties & Responsibilities:
            Monitored performance of 15 NGOs working with the project in 13 project districts of the State & successfully
            established various components of the project such as Credit Management, Gender issues, capacity building,
            promotion of Micro-enterprises, rural marketing. Accomplished the task of promoting over 10000 SHGs and
            linking of over 3,500 SHGs with various bank branches with total CCL of Rs. 650.00 lakhs). Introduced
            various innovative concepts of Rural Credit Delivery System such as cash credit limit for crop loans, pump-set
            financing through groups, notional cash credit limits for SHGs. One of the team members of the three member
            team headed by Dr. K.P. Agrawal, CGM, NABARD to foreign visit of Bangladesh & Indonesia to study
            methodology of MICRO-CREDIT through SHGs in Dec,96. Conceptualised, prepared & implemented the pilot
            project “MICRO-CREDIT ACTION RESEARCH” under UPSLR -II to validate the concept of rural credit
            delivery system in Raibarielly & Hathras districts.
10.
From – to: July, 1984 - March, 2001
Employer: Canara Bank, Head Office, 112, J, C. Road, Bangalore-560 002
Project :     Agril/ Rural lending, banking, rural development, Project Management, various schemes/ programmes of
              poverty alleviation of Govt. of India & State Govt. such as PMRY, SEEUY, SEPPU, IRDP, KVIC, SCP, Rural
              Housing, KCC, DIR, NABARD Refinance etc.
Position : LEAD DISTRICT MANAGER/ BRANCH M ANAGER/ AGRIL. EXT. OFFICER
Duties & Responsibilities:
            Prepared, implemented & monitored the District Credit Plan of Hathras. Monitored the implementation of
            various Govt. sponsored schemes like PMRY, SGSY, KVIC, KCC etc & organization of various meetings i.e.
            BLBC, DCC, DLRC etc. Coordinated with district administration in convergence of various Govt. programs
            such as health, family planning, literacy, nutrition, girl child, promotion of micro-enterprises, marketing network
            etc. Effectively implemented various poverty alleviation programs such as IRDP, SCP, MNP and Rural
            Development activities. Contributed in Circle Office, Lucknow bagging the award of “Best Circle in the Bank
            under Agriculture Finance Contest 1994-95” & “Second Best Circle in the Bank under Agriculture Finance
            Contest 92-93 & 1993-94”, respectively.
SKILLS:
   Good communication skills
   Work in team with equal ease & individually
      Good presentation skills
      Enjoy working in demanding situations
      Derive satisfaction while working for down trodden
      Multi-discipline & diverse culture liaisoning & rapport
COMPUTER SKILLS:
Working on computer/ laptop on Windows XP and software like MS Office 2000, MS Excel, MS Power Point, Windows
Outlook for work scheduling, emails etc. for day-to-day works for the last 15 years. Also, using digital camera for capturing
various aspects of the project implementation.
MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:
   Life long member of Indian Institute of Bankers, Mumbai
   Member of Indian Society of Agri-business Management, Hyderabad
      Member Association of International Consultants, USA
      Member of ADB DICON (registration no.: 020228) database of Individual Consultants w.e.f. Feb., 2006
      Member of Indian Society of Agri-business Professionals, New Delhi
      Member of Solution Exchange for the Work and Employment Community in India (UNDP), New Delhi
      Member of Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP), Washington (USA)
      Member of International Development Support Services (IDSS), Australia
      Member of Rural Finance Network, Nairobi (Kenya)
      Life long member of Nehru Book Trust, New Delhi


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      Member Consultant to the Microfinancegateway, Washington (USA)
      Member Consultant to the Development Executive Group, Washington (USA)

PUBLICATIONS:
   Manual on "Capacity Building of Field Functionaries.
      One of the Editors of "Krishi Vividha" in-house magazine of DASP
      Credit Management - Part-I
      Credit Management - Part-II
      One of the Editors of "Bhumitra" in-house magazine of UPBSN.
      Impact Of Micro-Credit On Socio-Economic Empowerment Of Rural Women – Ph. D. Thesis
      Bankable model Project for Usar Land Reclamation
      Group Saving & Credit Management
      SHG linkage - Profitability of branch & bank
      Paper on “Successful partnership between Govt & NGO in promotion of MICRO -CREDIT” presented in international
       workshop in 1998.
      Paper on “Organic Farming with Potential in India, quality, specification & certification arrangements” presented in
       national seminar held at Bhopal in Aug, 04
      Paper on Linkage of commercial banks with MFIs for strengthening of MF sector in Ethiopia" presented in the
       Eastern & Southern Regional Workshop held in Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) in July, 2006

COUNTRIES OF WORK/ VISIT EXPERIENCE:
India, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Nepal, Ethiopia, UAE & Iraq

PASSPORT NO.:                                                      DRIVING LICENCE NO.:
F-5755078 valid up to 13-12-2015 (INDIA)                     394/99 dated 09-03-999 valid up to 06-06-2009

LANGUAGES KNOWN & DEGREE OF PROFICIENCY:
MOTHER LANGUAGE: HINDI
 LANGUAGES             SPEAK         READ                                                WRITE
 English               Excellent     Excellent                                           Excellent
 Hindi                 Excellent     Excellent                                           Excellent
 Bhojpuri              Excellent     Excellent                                           Excellent
 Marathi               Fair          Fair                                                Fair
 Avadhi                Fair          Fair                                                Fair
 Urdu                  Basic         Basic                                               Basic

REFERENCES:
1. Name   :              Mr. C. B. Paliwal, IAS, Joint Secretary
  Address :              Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India
                         New Delhi – 110 001 INDIA
                         Tel.: +91-9868228865 (M), +91-11-230942746, E-Mail: paliwalcb@hotmail.com

2. Name         :        Mr. D. K. Mittal, IAS, Managing Director
   Address      :        Infra-structure Leasing & Finance Services Ltd.
                         Core-4B, 04th Floor, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi – 110 003
                         Tel.:+91-9810013467(M), +91-11-41790234, E-Mail: dinesh.mittal@ilfsindia.com

3. Name         :        Mr. J. N. L. Srivastava, IAS (Rtd), Managing Trustee
   Address      :        IFFCO FOUNDATION, “Farm Bhawan”, 14-15, Nehru Place, New Delhi-110 019 (India)
                         Tel.: +91-9868217711(M), +91-11-26272744 & 745, E-Mail: jnlsrivastava@yahoo.com


Place: Baghdad (Iraq)                                                                 -//signed//-
Date : 12th Jan., 2008                                                           (Indu Chandra Ram)


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             “Write up on "why I think I would be a suitable candidate for the position”
 EDUCATIONAL & PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: B. Sc. (Honours) Ag & AH & M. Sc. Ag
  (Agronomy) enables me to understand the varied needs of rural poor who mainly dependent on agriculture based livelihood.
  Further, Ph.D. (Sociology) and CAIIB (Part-I) diploma from IIB, Mumbai give me insight of various issues related to socio-
  economic empowerment of the target group. Course on “AGRI-BUSINESS MANAGEMENT" by Cornell University, USA &
  Sadguru Management Consultants to further strengthen the conceptual clarity on value addition in agro-based activities.
 WORKING EXPERIENCE: I have over 23 years of experience of working in the field of Social & Development sector
  viz. project Management, promotion of SHGs & CBOs, MICRO-CREDIT, micro-insurance, Organic farming, review and
  monitoring of NGOs, capacity building & training, promotion of rural livelihoods, gender issues, health/ HIV, nutrition, media
  & documentation, coordination with various stakeholders such as Govt. deptts., Banks, NABARD, RBI etc .
 GENDER SENSIVITY: My thesis of Ph. D. (Sociology) titled as "Impact Of Micro-Credit On Socio-Economic
  Empowerment Of Rural Women" is having direct bearing on dealing with various socio-economic aspects of gender
  sensitisation & women empowerment.
 PROJECT MANAGEMENT: My various & varied assignments for the last 23 years in various organizations have
  enabled me to have very solid background in project management i.e. project planning, formulation, implementation and
  monitoring & evaluation.
 PROFESSIONAL DISCIPLINE: My various and varied assignments for the last 23 years in various organizations
  enabled me to have practical understanding of development issues and professional discipline & knowledge of the role of
  NGOs (working with over 40 partner NGOs) in development, humanitarian and advocacy work as most of the tasks were
  related to development & social issues, gender issues etc.
 COMMUNICATION SKILLS: My working experience of 17 years (out of total 23 years) at various corporate/
  administrative offices has provided me very conducive platform to develop and acquire excellent written and verbal
  communication skills. This has been one of the strong tools in maintaining good rapport and coordination in succe ssful
  implementation of various projects. Good command in Hindi & English (both written & spoken) communication.
 COMPUTER KNOWLEDGE: For the last 17 years, during my various assignments, working in computerized
  environment has given me sound and practical familiarity with database management and Internet-based communication
  technologies such as WINDOWS, MS WORK, MS EXCEL, MS POWERPOINT, INTERNET.
 TEAM BUILDINGS & ADAPTABILITY: My 13 years working experience with five prestigious World Bank / ADB/
  AfDB funded projects i.e. UPBSN (Phase-I & II), UPDASP, ETESP-LMS, SWASHAKTI has given in adequate exposure
  (frequent interaction with the World bank team, regular interface with various stakeholders to interact with multi -national,
  multi-cultural team and develop good working relations.
 ADVOCACY & IMAGE BUILDING SKILLS: During my assignment as ADVISOR (CREDIT) with UPBSN, I have
  to my credit of designing a Pilot Research Project titled as "MICRO -CREDIT ACTION RESEARCH" popularly known as
  MCAR and its successful implementation in Hathras & Raibarely Project districts under UPSLRP Phase-II.
 LEADERSHIP ABILITY: Excellent leadership ability to organize, plan & prioritise the work in me has always helped in
  getting optimum output from my subordinates wherever I worked.
 INITIATIVE: Good no. of awards has been given to me for taking initiative for search of excellence.
 INNOVATIVENESS/ CREATIVITY: My creative and innovative approach has been key factor in my selection as
  Advisor (CREDIT) with UP BSN, as STE (PM, CR & TD) with DASP and as Project Manager cum State Coordinator with
  IFFCO FOUNDATION.
 EFFECTIVE TIME MANAGEMENT: Effective time management has not only helped me in accomplishing various
  tasks assigned to me well within the time frame but also making other team members to fall in line in their endeavour.
 COST CONSCIOUSNESS & EMOTIONAL STRENGTH: My superiors have always reposed full confidence in
  me in assigning various new& innovative tasks owing to my Cost Consciousness & emotional strength
 INTERNATIONAL EXPOSURE TO SUSTAINABLE RURAL LIVELIHOODS: I am having exposure of
  international issues of sustainable livelihoods, micro-finance etc. by visiting (study tour) two countries i.e. Bangladesh &
  Indonesia in 1996, working as International Expert (Micro-insurance & MF) in Aceh (Indonesia) with ADB funded
  Earthquake & Tsunami Emergency Support Project (Livelihood & Micro-finance Component), Aceh (Indonesia), as
  International Program Management Advisor with IFAD & AfDB funded Rural Financial Intermediation Program (RUFIP),
  Ethiopia and as Advisor (Agri. Dev.) with USAID funded Iraq Strengthening of Local & Provincial Governance
  Project (LGP-2).
 EXPOSURE TO EXTERNALLY AIDED PROJECTS: Out of 23 years of working experience in the field of rural/
  development/ NGO sector, 13 years with two world bank projects (i.e. UPSLRP-I & II & DASP), exposure of working with
  projects funded by World Bank, EU, ADB, IFAD, AfDB, UNDP, FAO, USAID etc.


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