Mohar Banerjee

Senior Program Manager

Mohar is responsible for design and implementation of Rise Against Hunger India’s programs.  This includes, among other things, developing project ideas focused on achieving sustainable livelihood & food security, and  identifying collaborative partnership opportunities for effective execution of such projects.   Mohar also manages our safety-net program (provision of meals and other direct services) to those in need including  communities facing crisis.

Mohar has worked as Senior Programme Manager at BAIF Development Research Foundation where he has worked on creating livelihood opportunities for youth by training them as Artificial Insemination Technicians, under project awarded by Bihar Livestock Development Agency (BLDA).  He has also worked on improving the development potential of women and children under a consortium project funded by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) and led by Tata Cornell Institute at Munger, Bihar. The focus of the project was better access and availability of water and nutrition to address issues of lack of micro-nutrients and stunting.   Mohar has also worked on promotion of sustainable agricultural practices to address climate change and reduce carbon footprint at Nalanda, Bihar. This project was in collaboration with the Borlaug Institute of Sustainable Agriculture (BISA).

Mohar is an alumni of the esteemed Institute of Rural Management, Anand (IRMA).  Before moving to social sector, Mohar has worked for about 5 years in the Information Technology sector as a Business Analyst.