Mrs. Gita Biswas

Senior Consultant

Areas of specialization: Qualitative Research

  • Post Graduation in Psychology from University of Allahabad
  • About 10 years of experience in the Population and Reproductive Health Sector of CARE India, in the field of capacity building, social mobilization and behavior change of men, women, youth and adolescents
  • Worked in CARE-India as Project Officer (1996-99) responsible for implementation, monitoring and evaluation of ‘Women’s Health Project in 65 slums of Allahabad”
  • Project Manager (1999-2004) responsible for implementing “Action for Slum dwellers Reproductive Health, Allahabad ( ASRHA)” which had major focus on adolescent’s reproductive and sexual health (both girls and boys) and covered all slums of Allahabad.
    1. She was actively involved in conduction of baseline and mid-term evaluation of this project.
    2. Organised training of Peer educators on adolescent sexual and reproductive health for out of school as well as training of teachers for imparting sexual health education in schools in Allahabad.
    3. Responsible for organizing vocation training for adolescent girls in collaboration with ITIs and local trainers.
  • Strategic liasioning and alliances with Government (Department of Health, Education, ICDS, Municipal Corporation, District Urban Development Agency, Jal Sansthan, Jal Nigam) and Non Government Agencies (UNICEF, Population Council, Kamala Nehru Memorial Hospital and other local NGOs) in Uttar Pradesh
  • Capacity building of stakeholder groups (including grassroots level Community Health Volunteer) and project team on reproductive health related technical inputs; communication skill, gender sensitivity and rights based approach
  • Supportive supervision of staff of partner NGO.
  • Organized women group for small saving and taking up income generating activity and their linkages to Vocational Training Institute.
  • Training on Family Planning, RTI/STI, HIV and AIDS, Safe-motherhood and Newborn care.
  • Verbal Autopsy and Community Analysis of Maternal Deaths in Project Implemented Slums
  • Involvement in Micro Planning of District Intensive Pulse Polio Immunization Program
  • Evaluation of Targeted Interventions of SACSs.
  • Conducted assessment of NGOs for partnering with Leprosy Mission India for DFID funded project on ‘Challenging Anti Leprosy Legislations (CALL) in India-Chhattisgarh & Uttar Pradesh.
  • Conducted large number of FGDs for various projects of Y.G.Consultants & Services Pvt. Ltd.
  • Team leader for one district in Jharkhand for conduction of baseline survey of out of school adolescent girls for CEDPA-India.