Vandana Pandya is a CITE Research Affiliate. She has worked in India since 1987 and has hands-on experience in sustainable technologies in diverse field such as solar-powered water pumps, smokeless Chula, improved charcoal, sanitary pad, water test kits, reverse osmosis, water conservation, and ground water augmentation. For more than two decades, she has worked for drinking and irrigation water education and governance, micro finance and enterprise development, quality education in schools, development of training modules, disaster management and rehabilitation and cadre building for development activities.
Vandana’s publication and studies include papers on communication strategy for drinking water; Lund University, Sweden has published her change project on urban water and sanitation, which was carried out in slum areas of the Bhopal city in Madhya Pradesh, India. She carried forward a study of slippage villages in Ahmedabad district in Gujarat, during her association with Lee Kaun Yew School of public policy, Singapore. A guidebook and a recipe book for slum women who work as a home manager in the city of Ahmedabad. She also wrote an activity booklet for primary school teachers.
Vandana holds a B.Sc.in Education and Extension from M.S. University Baroda, M.A. in Participatory Development from IGNOU, India and Diploma in Urban Environment and Climate Change from Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies, Erasmus University, Rotterdam in Netherland and climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies from CEPT University, Ahmedabad.