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Dr. Rakesh Malhotra holds several academic degrees, namely, M.Sc. (Dairying), Ph.D. (Public Administration), and D.Lit. (Public Administration).
He has a cumulative experience of over 36 years in the Development sector through policy advocacy, strategic planning, project management, governance, vocational skill development, financial inclusion, community institution building, capacity building and research.
He has had the privilege of working in the capacity of the:
State Head, UNDP Madhya Pradesh;
Lead – Financial Literacy & Capacity Building in NRLM;
Project Director, Rajasthan Grameen Aajeevika Parishad, Rajasthan;
Head, Domestic Consulting Division of BASIX,
Managing Director of Rajasthan Mission for Livelihoods,
He has also worked for the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) and the Bankers Institute for Rural Development (BIRD) for more than 22 years.
In his field, he has published more than thirty-five articles, monograms, and books. To his credit, there are about thirty-two Research reports. He has also presented papers at a number of National and International Seminars / Workshops. He is also a Life Member of six professional bodies.
Priya Thakur has done B.Sc. (Hons.) in Agriculture from Rayat Bahra University.
Sakshi Jain professionally holds qualification of L. L. B from National Law University, Odisha.