Senior Program Staff
Yogesh joined Coady in June 2009 as a teaching staff specializing in the area of Microfinance, Livelihoods and Markets. Yogesh brings with him more than eight years of work experience in the area of poverty reduction, livelihoods, and natural resource-based enterprise development in India and the United States. Yogesh started his professional career at the grassroots in central India, implementing poverty reduction programs of the Government and the World Bank. He designed and implemented community-based projects on watershed, irrigation, agriculture development, saving and credit. Following this Yogesh worked in North Carolina, United States, providing 'hands-on' assistance to emerging enterprises and non-profit organizations in market research and analysis, business planning, process improvements, developing backward and forward linkages, networks and partnerships and internal and external communication.
Before coming to Coady, Yogesh was working in India with ACCESS Development Services (a Care India promoted organization) managing innovative livelihoods programs. With ACCESS Yogesh has initiated projects on value chain/subsector development, livelihoods finance and Bottom of the Pyramid (BoP) enterprise development. Besides this, he has been a resource person to FAO's work on Agri-business development in South and Southeast Asia, and Care Canada’s work in India.
Yogesh holds a Master of Public Administration (MPA) Degree from Columbia University, New York; Post Graduate Diploma in Forest Management from Indian Institute of Forest Management; Bachelor of Engineering from Government Engineering College Raipur, India; and a Certificate in Livelihoods and Markets from the Coady Institute. Yogesh is also a recipient of the Ford Foundation's International Fellowships Program (IFP).
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