Bhuvana Anand is currently Director, Development & Communication at Centre for Civil Society, a non-profit think tank in Delhi. Bhuvana has worked extensively with civil society groups and donors in various countries, including India, Afghanistan, Sudan and USA, in designing development programs and executing research studies in economic growth, infrastructure provision, and public service delivery. At the Centre, she has developed a high impact program for skilling and employability using vouchers reaching out to 3000 trainees. She manages business development including strategy planning, fundraising and new program incubation.
Before coming to the centre, she worked with the Sudan Operations Centre at UNOP in Juba, South Sudan where she coordinated the MDG funded joint Youth Employment programme with 11 other UN agencies. She served as the focal point for the Basic Infrastructure and Settlement Development Sector for the UN in Sudan, and drafted the infrastructure input into the 2009 UN work plan and assisted communities and partners in identifying regional priorities through sector discussions. Prior to that, she was with Deloitte, Touche Tohmatsu Emerging Markets Group, Serving in their home office in Washington DC, and in their project office in Kabul, Afghanistan.
She has a Master of Arts in Law & Diplomacy, specialising in Development Economics and Trade from The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy at Tufts University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai University.