Niladri Chakraborti earned a Master of Population Studies from the International Institute for Population Studies, Deonar, Mumbai, and a Masters in Ecology & Environment from Sikkim Manipal University for Health, Medical and Technological Sciences, Gangtok, Sikkim. He is a development professional with more than 13 years experience in the domain of water, sanitation, hygiene (WASH) and public health. His functional areas have been water quality surveillance and monitoring, water treatment plant installation for combating arsenic, fluoride, salinity iron contamination, periodic sanitary survey of drinking water sources, promotion of low-cast toilet with basket of choice for the beneficiaries, fostering sanitation as a business model through women SHGs, application of CLTS for community demand generation in collaboration with SBM, facilitation of development of WSHG/ cooperative owned and operated sani-mart to address poor sanitation supply chain management and School WASH.
Over the last year, Niladri has been based in Coimbatore as City Coordinator in the TNUSSP project. Along with WASH, he has successfully forayed in the domain of public health with functional areas like the National Disease Control Program, facilitation of program implementation plan development for the states of Sikkim and Bihar under National Rural Health Mission (2008-2009), bio-medical waste management in primary health centers in state of Tripura and Odisha, intervention of urban health program in Bhubaneswar and scaled up the same in Rourkela and Cuttack. He has worked with organisations like CARE, Water For People, PFI, Medic Synergy, IPE Global and has been an instrumental part of large scale WASH and public health program supported by bilateral agencies like USAID and DFID.