D Mercyclara

External Consultant | dmercyclara at iihs dot ac dot in


2006    MSW (Distance Learning) Science in Technology, Raipur University Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India
1993    BEd (Distance Learning) Bharathiar University Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
1991    Diploma in Social Development St. Francis Xavier University Nova Scotia, Canada
1985    BSc, Botany Holy Cross College Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India

Countries: India
States: Tamil Nadu
Cities: Trichy
Languages: English, Tamil

Mercyclara D is a community development specialist with 36 years of experience. She has worked as a Coordinator in the NGO, Activists for Social Alternatives (ASA), and as a District Coordinator in the Inclusive Education for Differently Abled (IED) Children project implemented under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA). She also worked as an Assistant Project Manager (Livelihood) in the Tamil Nadu government poverty reduction project. She was a master trainer of SHGs and JLGs and has attended many national and international training programmes and workshops. She was working as a State Coordinator in the Post-Tsunami Sustainable Livelihood Programme. Monitoring of JLG formation under PTSLP across 12 districts in Tamil Nadu and validating the quality of JLG formed, rating their eligibility for availing bank loans, understanding their inclination towards enterprise, undertaking midterm evaluations, and providing support in case of repayment challenges.

  • Training for Animators (SBM2), Namakkal, Salem, Chennai
  • Priscilla, S. L., Clara, D. M., Rani, A. J. C., Rajeswari, R., Chakraborti, N., Ambalavanan, L., Kannan, M., Sinha, A., & Wankhade, K. (2023). Wellbeing and occupational health and safety of sanitation workers in Trichy. Paper presented at the 7th International Faecal Sludge Management Conference, FSM7.