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pabitra mishra
Program Director , National Non-profit
Bhubaneswar, India
I am a development professional having 20 years of association with a variety of institutions ranging from local institutions to regional institutions acting as resource agencies for grassroot organizations to UN organization.
My core area is micro-enterprise promotion along with livelihood promotion. I have worked with cluster development programs during my assocassociation with UNIDO-CDP.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Agriculture, Livelihoods, Microfinance, Rural
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy, Political
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research, Analysis
  • Private Sector, Social Enterprise, Corporate Social Responsibility
Professional Experience:
Conceptualizing and formulating development proposals related to livelihood. Recruitment of project team for implementation of planned activities. Capacity building of the work force of the organization. Networking with other partner agencies and resource agencies.Diagnostic studies of clusters, cluster development activities in stone carving cluster of Bhubaneswar, Puri & Konark involving activities such a s social capital building, market linkages, training and capacity building of stone carving artisans, credit linkages, technology up gradation, social development etc.. I was also involved in capacity building of Govt. officers and NGO functionaries on cluster approach through training programs and exposure. Technical inputs in diagnostic report preparation of Handicraft clusters, Capacity building of Cluster Managers and linkages to resource organizations.• Organising Management Development Programmes (MDPs) on 'Business growth and enterprise promotion'.• Worked as a consultant for different projects(planning, monitoring, pre-funding appraisal and evaluation studies for international agencies like MEMISA, the Netherlands, CARITAS : The Netherlands and MISEREOR, Germany
• Involved in the field study and case study preparation of the DFID,UK sponsored "Western Orissa Livelihoo Project" in Bolangir and Nuapada district.
• In collaboration with NABARD linked more than 2000 SHGs to Bank during 1998-2000. Other 3000 SHGs are in the process of being linked during2001-2002.
Co-ordination of training programmes :
• Business plan preparation for Micro-enterprise.
• Development Communication.
• Use of Udyog Vikas Model for Enterprise Promotion.
• Objective Oriented Project Planning.
• People Oriented Forest Management-an alternative.
• Micro Finance for Self Help Groups.
• Training of Trainers for NGO personnel in 'Participatory Training Approach'.
Course Materials development:
• Business growth and enterprise development
• Preparation of a Business Plan.
• Development Communication.
• People Oriented Forest Management.
• Objective Oriented Project Planning and Management
• Women empowerment through enterprise.
Studies/Proposals/Reports produced:

• Diagnostic study report of Bhubaneswar Stone carving cluster
• Joint Forest Management
• Education For All
• Micro-enterprise promotion
• Drought study report
• Promoting livelihood options in watershed development and management.
• Pre-funding appraisal and Post funding evaluation studies.
• Process documentation of Institutional Food security project in KBK districts of Orissa
MBA-Utkal University, PG Diploma in Rural Dev. from XISS, Ranchi. B.SC from Sambalpur University. Trained in Objective Oriented Project Planning from Govt.of Germany with LFA. Trained in 'Participatory approach to training from PRIA, New Delhi. Trained in Gender aspects, Livelihood and mF, Project planning, monitoring and evaluation.Research, documentation and dissemination related to poverty related development projects.MSME Cluster development through UNIDO’s cluster development approach
Available for:
  • Consulting assignments
  • Job opportunities

    Years of Experience:
    15-20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, Hindi, Bengali, Oriya
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