Savitha Rammohan is an External Consultant with the Urban Practitioners’ Programme (UPP). She has fifteen years of experience in the fields of Environmental Management, Urban Land Use planning, Climate change and post-disaster reconstruction.
At IIHS, she has been anchoring, designing and delivering courses across all three training modules of orientation, custom capsule 1 and custom capsule 2. She has taught multiple sessions on Urban Sanitation, Urban Transportation, Urban Water Supply, State Missions and Policies, Project Life Cycle, Public Health, Expression of Interests and Request for Proposals preparation, Rejuvenation and Transformation of Urban Lakes, Parks and Town Planning practica sessions and assisting with site visits to specific project sites. She has been involved with design of exposure visit programmes for participating states and preparation of proposals. She has trained participants from multiple states to include Tamilnadu, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Jammu and Kashmir, Gujarat and Kerala.
She has served as an independent consultant for several leading international organisations to include the World Bank Group’s South Asia Environment and Social Unit in Washington DC and New Delhi, United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction, Geneva, United Nations Development Programme in New Delhi and the Global Facility for Disaster Risk Reduction, Washington DC and for leading management consulting firms to include Ernst and Young and Deloitte. She was also part of the team that formulated India’s Initial National Communication to the UNFCCC. She has also worked as a freelance architect and volunteered with Habitat for Humanity.
She was also an invited speaker at the World Bank Conference titled Sixth Urban Research and Knowledge Symposium in 2012. She has served as Assistant Vice President with Environmental Management Centre, Mumbai, Executive Director at Sri Sai Manasa Nature Tech an environmental management firm and as a Senior Consultant with Environmental Resources Management India Pvt. Ltd in the recent past. Her name was listed on the UN roster of international experts in the field of disaster risk management.
She holds a Bachelors’ degree in Architecture from University of Madras, a PG Diploma in Urban and Regional Planning from CEPT University and a Masters in Urban and Regional Planning from Cornell University, New York with specialisation in International Development Studies and Environment. She is a Gold Medalist at Centre for Environmental Planning and Technology (CEPT) and a recipient of the Ekalavya Scholarship from CEPT. She is a recipient of the Best Student Planning Project Award from the American Planning Association of Upstate New York for the work undertaken on Rebuilding New Orleans post Hurricane Katrina disaster and a recipient of the AMM Murugappan Foundation Travel fellowship. She is also a Gold medalist in the undergraduate program in Architecture and also secured the 8th rank at the University of Madras.
Her hobbies include blogging, singing and art. She is a trained Carnatic music vocalist with 14 years of experience and has performed on stage and a disciple of Shrimati T.M.Prabhavati