Paramita Dey

Head (Resources and Waste) and Program Lead,National Institute of Urban Affairs

Paramita is a city planner with over 25 years of experience in urban development. She heads the Resources and Waste unit at NIUA and is the program lead for the Sustainable Cities and Water and Sanitation program at NIUA. She has spearheaded the programme on “Capacity Building in Sanitation and Waste Management” as part of Swachh Bharat Mission 1.0 (Urban), Govt. of India, At present, she is leading the capacity building initiative of SBM 2.0. She has worked to bridge the gap between infrastructure policy and practice through the South Asia Urban Knowledge Hub. She has helped create Innovation labs on Urban WASH solutions in Indian cities. Paramita has worked with several Ministries in India and with internationally funded projects of UNIDO, ADB, UNDP, CIDA, USAID, and the World Bank, as well as with leading think tanks like the Centre for Policy Research (CPR) and the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE). Paramita has been a speaker at many high-level events like the U-20, BRICS Summit, Global Solutions Summit, International Circular Economy Forums, etc. Many of her research-based works are published as working papers and research papers on issues related to WASH, urban poverty reduction, land tenure, urban environment, etc.