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  1. 1. Raghuram Srinivasa Rao ’s Foot Steps-1984-2008
  2. 2. Who am I ? <ul><li>I am an Independent Humanitarian and Development Professional providing consultancy and project management services to International Humanitarian Organisations serving the humanity during natural disasters or man made complex emergencies. </li></ul><ul><li>I am a Post Graduate in Sociology with additional qualifications in Disaster Management, Engineering and Public Relations and specialised training in Appropriate Technology, Risk Management and Essentials of Humanitarian Practice. </li></ul>
  3. 3. General Information about me <ul><li>  Name : RAGHURAM SRINIVASA RAO </li></ul><ul><li>Permanent Address : # 6, C Block, Anjaneya Swamy Layout, Thindlu,Vidyaranya Pura Post, </li></ul><ul><li>Bangalore-560097, Karnataka, India </li></ul><ul><li>Tel: +91-80-23644387/ Mobile: +91- 94480-88387 </li></ul><ul><li>E-mail: [email_address] ; [email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>Age and Date of Birth : 46 Years; 12 th July 1962 </li></ul><ul><li>Place of Birth : Tumkur, Karnataka State, India </li></ul><ul><li>Nationality : Indian </li></ul>
  4. 4. Professional Objective <ul><li>Help bring a smile on the faces of suffering humanity due to poverty, discrimination, war and natural disaster through the effective utilisation of my multidisciplinary academic and professional skills and experience gained over long years of Development and Humanitarian Work around the Globe. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Key Competencies <ul><li>Programme Design and Development and Programme/Project / Process Documentation, </li></ul><ul><li>Monitoring, Evaluation and Impact Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Needs Assessment and Pre-Project Funding Appraisal, </li></ul><ul><li>Capacity building of Development professionals through training, strategic planning and perspective development </li></ul><ul><li>Empowerment of Rural Masses through Appropriate Technology based Micro Enterprises, </li></ul><ul><li>Utilization of Appropriate Technology in alleviating Poverty and creation of Sustainable Livelihoods, </li></ul>
  6. 6. Key Competencies <ul><li>Cost Effective and Appropriate Construction Technologies suitable for Emergency Shelter Provision/reconstruction during man made/natural disasters–Compressed Earth Block Technology, Ferro Cement Technology, Alternative roofing systems; </li></ul><ul><li>Renewable Energy Technologies- High Efficiency wood burning smokeless cook stoves, Fixed masonry gasholder/floating gasholder type biogas systems for domestic use, Solar water heater/Solar cooker production; </li></ul><ul><li>Humanitarian Programme Management both in man made complex emergencies and natural disasters </li></ul><ul><li>Managing Shelter delivery programmes during emergencies </li></ul><ul><li>Self-Help based reconstruction methodology during disaster situations, </li></ul>
  7. 7. Education Degree/ Diploma Institution/University Year Completed Applying Strategic Thinking The Open University, UK Study in Progress International Management Programme The Management Centre, UK 2007 Certificate in Disaster Management Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi 2002 Certificate Course In Russian Bangalore University, Karnataka State, India 2001 Post Graduate Diploma In Public Relations Bharathiya Vidya Bhavan, Bangalore, India 1992 Master of Arts (Sociology) University of Mysore, Karnataka State, India 1990 Diploma in Mechanical Engineering Karnataka Technical Education Examination Board. 1981 Secondary School Leaving Certificate Karnataka Secondary Education Examination Board 1978
  8. 8. Professional Courses attended <ul><li>Living in Freedom-An Enquiry, Prasanna Trust, India, 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Safety and Humanitarian Security, RedR-IHE, Sri Lanka, 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Shelter and Settlements during Emergencies, RedR India, Bangalore, 2004, Pondicherry 2005, 2007 –Participant and Contributor. </li></ul><ul><li>Essentials of Humanitarian Practice-RedR-India, Pune, India, 2004 </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Training of Trainers’ Programme-RedR-India, Pune, India, 2004 </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Health during Emergencies-RedR-India, Pune, India, 2003 </li></ul><ul><li>Risk Management workshop -RedR-UK in Kathmandu, Nepal, 2003 </li></ul><ul><li>Understanding Organizations in Changing Environment , Swiss Development Cooperation, </li></ul><ul><li>Managing Micro Credit Delivery, Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India, 1997, </li></ul><ul><li>Technical Refresher Training in Micro Concrete Roofing Tile Technology, Development Alternatives, 1996; </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced Training in Micro Concrete Roofing Technologies, SKAT, Switzerland and DA </li></ul>
  9. 9. Professional Courses attended <ul><li>Effective Business Counseling, Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India, 1995, </li></ul><ul><li>Project Preparation and Fundraising, SOSVA, Pune, 1995 </li></ul><ul><li>Ferro Cement Technology, Auroville Building Centre, Pondicherry, India, 1991 </li></ul><ul><li>New Mud Block Construction and Related Technologies, KSCST and ASTRA, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India;1990 </li></ul><ul><li>Ecological Agriculture, Ecological Development Society and ETC, The Netherlands, 1988 </li></ul>
  10. 10. Since How Long I am this Business ? <ul><li>I entered the Development Sector in 19 84 and the Humanitarian Sector during the earthquake in Marathawada in 1993 . </li></ul><ul><li>Started independent consultancy services in August 1998 </li></ul>
  11. 11. What I was doing before that ? <ul><li>I worked with premier insitutions like Indian Institute of Science and Development Alternaives in India </li></ul>
  12. 12. Who used my services till now? <ul><li>International Humanitarian Organisations like : </li></ul><ul><li>Italian Red Cross/I nternational F ederation of R ed C ross and Red </li></ul><ul><li>Crescent Societies; </li></ul><ul><li>Re gister of Engineers for Disaster R elief(RedR) -I nternational </li></ul><ul><li>H ealth E xchange , UK , </li></ul><ul><li>Oxfam GB, UK </li></ul><ul><li>Norwegian Refugee Council , Norway </li></ul><ul><li>Kindernot Hilfe(KNH), Germany; </li></ul><ul><li>Norwegian Church Aid, Norway </li></ul><ul><li>Danchurch Aid, Denmark </li></ul><ul><li>Shelter Now International, Afghanistan, </li></ul><ul><li>ORA International , Afghanistan , </li></ul><ul><li>UN- Habitat, Somalia </li></ul><ul><li>Hammer International </li></ul><ul><li>Muslim Aid UK </li></ul>
  13. 13. Where I work? <ul><li>In natural and man made disaster sites worldwide. </li></ul><ul><li>Till now, I have worked in India, El Salvador, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Somalia, Kenya and Bangladesh till now. </li></ul>
  14. 14. 2006
  15. 15. What I did in 2004-2005? <ul><li>Training Consultancy services to KNH partners in Afghanistan </li></ul>
  16. 16. What I did in 2004-2005? <ul><li>Delegate and Chief Executive of Projects in Afghanistan for Italian Red Cross . Set Up a very unique technical training facility for illiterate Afghan women </li></ul>Gem Processing Solar Lantern Assembly Mobile Phone Repair International Culinary Skills
  17. 17. What I did in 2004-2005? <ul><li>Setting up of the Learning Support Unit for RedR-IHE in Sri Lanka for Tsunami Relief </li></ul>
  18. 18. What I did in 2004-2005? <ul><li>Shelter Coordinator Eastern Sri Lanka for Oxfam GB . Managed a Programme to provide 1500 transitional shelters to tsunami victims. These shelters were constructed in a record time of 2.5 months and won a Presidential Trophy. </li></ul>
  19. 19. What I did in 2004-2005? <ul><li>Consultant for Norwegian Refugee Council for their Sri Lankan Operation s. Designed a very unique self help reconstruction programme for war IDPs in Eastern Province. </li></ul>
  20. 20. What I did in 2004-2005? <ul><li>Team Leader for Flood Assessment in Tamilnadu for DEC partner organisations . </li></ul>
  21. 21. Impacts of my work in 2004-2005 <ul><li>Safe and Cost Effective Housing for returning Afghan Refugees </li></ul><ul><li>Schools and other educational infrastructure built in Afghanistan using the skills learnt through my training </li></ul><ul><li>Economic empowerment of poor and illiterate Afghan Women </li></ul><ul><li>Thousands of safe transional shelters built in tsunami hit Sri Lanka </li></ul><ul><li>Flood hit people of Tamilnadu will get relief support from the Government and other International Humanitarian Organisations. </li></ul>
  22. 22. Assignment for 2006 <ul><li>Project Manager for a very unique community managed Housing Project funded by United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and implemented by Norwegian Refugee Council in Batticaloa District of Sri Lanka. Three most important features of this project are Participatory Design, Livelihoods based building material production with in the community and totally transparent cash for work based construction management by the families. The project is in an advanced stage and is attracting the attention of many INGOs and the Government. IT has demonstrated the viability and advantages of participatory methods of development </li></ul>