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Mr. Pradeep Mahapatra


Secretary & Chief Executive

at Udyama (Civil society)


Partner of programme: Sustainable Food Systems Programme, Sustainable Tourism

About my work

I am a Development Catalyst with 28 years of experience in managing human relationships, environmental and development initiatives in rural, urban and tribal areas. I have Worked with community, NGOs,International NGOs Plan- CYSD, and CARE-India and was instrumental and responsible for Rehabilitation activities in the wake of super cyclone (2000-2005). For this I shouldered responsibility in undertaking massive livelihoods restoration and point person for such restoration in 150000 households. In the initial days of orientation to development sector, I worked with AGRAGAMEE, a local NGO in state of Odisha and I was responsible for INRM activities for tribal development and effectively established a CAPART funded learning centre for INRM in Eastern Orissa. Now I am spearheading UDYAMA, ( ) as founder and chief functionary undertaking citizen action on END-WATER-POVERTY-campaign, Deepening-Governance & Capitalizing Mainstream resources impact towards livelihoods of poor,

Areas of expertise

Sectors of activity

Buildings and construction, Food & Beverage, Industrial Sector, Tourism


Asia / Pacific