Anand Rao

Senior Programme Assistant – Community Wellbeing and Environment

Qualifications: M.Sc. Disaster Management from Pondicherry University, (2015-2017) Port Blair campus, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, and PG Diploma in Computer Application from ISIT College, Port Blair.


Profile: Anand grew up in Campbell Bay’s village of fisheries community, Great Nicobar Island which is located in the southernmost part of India. He began his career as a Project Fellow, a GIS analyst in the ISRO project and he also worked as a Project Trainee in the sustainable community development project for the International Organization Pragya for which he was deployed in the western Himalayas. He worked on two projects for the Andaman and Nicobar Islands which included Tsunami risk assessment and management, and forest vulnerability assessment and management. His greatest joys are snorkeling, traveling, jungle camping, and encouraging environmental education in coastal communities. He is also the co-founder of Coastal Green Zone.

At Dakshin, he works with the Community Wellbeing and Environment Programme, which aims to launch interventions in the fishing villages of the Andamans to enhance community and environmental health. The program’s purpose is to empower coastal communities, develop community institutions, and engage them in coastal and marine resource management in the long run.

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