Chawla, Chandan - University of Ahmedabad, India
Chandan Chawla is working as a Senior Fellow with Performance Assessment Systems (PAS) Project supported by Bill and Melinda Gates foundation at CEPT University, India. The PAS Project aims to develop appropriate methods and tools to measure, monitor and improve delivery of water and sanitation in urban India. The Project has three major components of performance measurement, monitoring and improvement. It covers 419 urban local bodies (ULBs) in Gujarat and Maharashtra.
Before joining CEPT, she spent three years as Project Officer for UNDP (India) at India Business Alliance on Water, where she was involved in conceptualizing public private community partnerships in water and watershed management related areas. Prior to UNDP, Chandan has extensively worked with NGOs, State Government agencies, consulting companies and other international research organizations on conceptualizing and implementing programs in urban and rural development, environment management and corporate social responsibility. She brings along a unique combination of developing and executing interdisciplinary research, project management and ability to engage with varied actors including NGOs, corporate and public agencies for an inclusive development agenda.
Chandan earned a bachelor’s degree in Architecture and masters in Urban Development planning from MANIT, India (2001).