Career Summary Viewer: Mr. Girish Chand Bhardwaj

Personal Information
Title: Mr. TAA Member No: 3197
Forenames: Girish Chand Year of Birth: 1959
Surname: Bhardwaj Email Address:
Honours/Award: B. Tech. (Agricultural Engineering)    

University Qualification & Completion Year

1982 GB Pant University of Agriculture &Technology, Pantnagar (India) B. Tech. (Agricultural Engineering)

Career Summary
Summary of Experience:
Mr. Girish Bhardwaj has an illustrious career of over 3 decades. He has been one of the pioneers in promoting participatory approaches in the field of agriculture & allied sectors, rural development, natural resources management (land, Water, Forest), livelihood generation (On-farm, off-farm, non-farm), disaster preparedness, climate change adaptability & environmental sustainability, water supply & sanitation, institutional development and social development projects with a view to ensure replicability and sustainability of development initiatives. Mr. Bhardwaj has been associated with well-known joint initiatives in development sector such as joint forest management, participatory watershed management, participatory irrigation management, etc. through peoples? institutions and cooperatives.

Mr. Bhardwaj has a number of years of consulting experience with Government of India, several State Governments, bi-lateral and multi-lateral donor agencies, national/international aid agencies and Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives in development cooperation. He has been associated with a variety of clients as an independent consultant, team member and team leader on various short/Long term assignments in the field of socio-economic research along with participatory project management with a focus on cross cutting issues including project development, strategy formulation, community institution building, bottom-up-planning, implementation management, capacity building, monitoring & evaluation, impact assessment, process documentation, conflict resolution, ensuring social & gender equity, synergy & linkages, etc. He has also been a renowned resource person in training needs assessment, training design and capacity building of different stakeholders.

Externally aided projects Mr. Bhardwaj has been associated with include European Commission (EC), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) World Bank, International Food & Agriculture Department (IFAD), Royal Netherlands Embassy (RNE), Department for International Development (DFID), Intercooperation (Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation), DANIDA, World Bank, etc. In addition, Mr. Bhardwaj also associated as consultant with Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN), Aid et Action, Wells for India (UK), Ford Foundation, Cordaid (The Netherlands), Canadian Centre for International Development, CARE (India), CCF, OXFAM, National Institute of Rural Development (NIRD), AFC India Ltd., Himmotthan (Tata Trusts), etc.
Key Qualifications:
Thematic areas of specialisation include agriculture extension, rural livelihoods, watershed development & management, water resources development & management, participatory irrigation management, joint forest management, microfinance/enterprises development, climate change adaptability & environmental sustainability, disaster preparedness plan, etc.

The cross cutting capabilities focus on;
? Project Design and Strategy Formulation
? Participatory Development: Promoting participatory approaches in appraisal, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development projects.
? Monitoring & Evaluation: Developing and establishing M&E framework, conducting baseline studies, evaluation of projects and institutions and capacity building on M&E.
? Institutional Development: Building community institutions/farmers organisations, capacity building of CBO and PRIs, developing systems and procedures, organisational evaluation, federating & networking, ensuring institutional sustainability, etc.
? Capacity Building: Training needs assessment, design and conducting training programmes and developing training material on various developmental issues.
? Studies and research across the sectors/sub-sectors.

Last Updated: 13/08/2018