Molly Grace

Senior Specialist - TNUSSP | mollyg at iihs dot ac dot in

1999    MBA, Madurai Kamaraj University, Chennai
1993    BGL, Annamalai University, Chennai
1991    BA, Corporate Secretoryship, Madras University, Chennai




Countries: India
States: Tamil Nadu
Cities: Chennai
Languages:English, Malayalam, Tamil, French

Molly Grace earned an MBA degree from Madurai Kamaraj University, Chennai, with a specialisation in Training & Development. She has worked extensively in the field of learning in different capacities including training freshers, and has developed and rolled out programmes, policies and tracking systems in the learning process. Also a corporate trainer, she has delivered a wide variety of management and professional development workshops where she specialises in project management, learning and evaluation.


Her interests and expertise are in developing organisational and talent-related solutions, planning and implementing organisational change, and developing new processes, programmes, and learning initiatives. At IIHS, she works in the capacity building component of the Tamil Nadu Urban Sanitation Support Programme (TNUSSP). This component addresses the needs of all relevant stakeholders, beginning with a segmentation of groups, detailed Capacity Needs Assessment for each stakeholder group, and creation and delivery of a differentiated strategy to build capacities of these segments. The activities carried out are training programmes, enhancing skills and capacities, managerial training and orientation, domestic and international exposure visits and peer-to-peer exchanges, and other process/systems improvement initiatives in various ULBs, hand-holding support, etc.


She loves to read and go for long walks in her spare time.

Practice Projects at IIHS

2016 onwards Tamil Nadu Urban Sanitation Support Programme (TNUSSP)

Other Writing

  • Grace, D. M. H., & Sarangan, G. (2018). Summary report of trainings on FSM: TNUSSP phase I. Chennai: TNUSSP.
  • Grace, D. M. H., Chithra, R., Rajakumar, S. D., & Sarangan, G. (2017). Training needs assessment for masons: Fecal sludge management. Chennai: TNUSSP.
  • Grace, D. M. H., & Chithra, R. (2016). Training needs assessment for urban local bodies: Fecal sludge management. Chennai: TNUSSP.

Palanisamy, S., Thirumudikari, S. M. M., Grace, D. M. H., & Chandrasekaran, M. (2019, February). Scheduled de-sludging tool for a systematic approach to de-sludging in Karunguzhi. Paper presented at the 5th International Faecal Sludge management Conference, AfricaSan5, FSM5, Cape Town, South Africa.