Pooja Vincia D’Souza

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Research Assistant – Urban Practitioners’ Programme
pdsouza at iihs dot ac dot in

M.A in Urban Policy and Governance, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai;
B.A in Political Science, Economics and Sociology, Mount Carmel College, Bangalore.


Her areas of interest are urban governance and policy. As part of her Masters she has delved into fields like sanitation, water supply, affordable housing, sustainable development, planning, infrastructure financing, project management, transport, public policy, public health etc. mainly in the urban realm. Her Thesis dealt with analyzing the Capacity Building Policy Framework in India for Municipal Officials and its effectiveness and relevance in their contexts.

Pooja has worked with organizations like Youth for Seva, Janaagraha and U&I in the capacity of volunteer and intern.

At IIHS, she is part of the Urban Practitioners’ Programme.