Savita Varde-Naqvi brings not only a theory-driven approach to Behaviour and Social Change Communication and Programme Management, but a diverse field experience as a journalist, humanitarian activist and a development professional. She has worked with and left behind empowered teams in a career that spans over 30 years of international experience in planning, negotiating, developing, implementing, managing and evaluating communications, C4D and Programme initiatives with a rights based and gender responsive approach in diverse, multi-cultural contexts. Savita has contributed extensively to build individual and institutional capacities, raising quality standards of local, national and international programmes with technical expertise and practical, on-the-job coaching. Her interests includes: leveraging inter-sector synergies, multi-media platforms and collaborative partnerships to strengthen M&E, accountability and resilience for improved risk mitigation and sustainable results.





Associate Overview:

 Languages: Marathi, English, French, Hindi, Urdu

Academic Degrees: M.Phil in International Studies; MA in Psychology, French and English

 Countries worked: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Chad, Congo Brazzaville, Cote d’Ivoire, Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, India, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Myanmar, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Tajikistan, Thailand, Togo, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan

 Technical/Program Areas of Expertise:  Conflict/Civil War/ Humanitarian, Disease Outbreaks, Natural Disasters (e.g. earthquakes, tsunami, etc), Other Public Health Emergencies