Anand Rao

Senior Programme Associate – SeaChange

Qualifications: M.Sc. Disaster Management from Pondicherry University, (2015-2017) Port Blair campus, Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

PG Diploma in Computer Application from ISIT College, Port Blair.


Profile: Anand was born and brought up in a fishing village of Campbell Bay, Great Nicobar Island which is located in the southernmost part of Andaman and Nicobar Islands of India. He began his career as a GIS analyst in an ISRO project that looked at shoreline changes in the islands. Anand has worked on two key projects within ANI – Tsunami risk assessment and Forest vulnerability assessment and management. He has also worked as a trainee in a sustainable community development project of an international organization called Pragya, located in the western Himalayas.

At Dakshin, he worked in the Community Wellbeing and Environment Programme for a year in the sites of Wandoor and Junglighat in the Andamans. Currently he works with the SeaChange Andaman site team. The SeaChange initiative aims to empower coastal communities, strengthen community institutions, and support them in coastal and marine resource management in the long run. He also volunteers with Coastal Green Zone, a voluntary outreach initiative for children and coastal communities in the islands. He loves snorkeling, traveling, jungle camping, and encouraging environmental education in coastal communities.