Sailabala Panda Project Lead (FRA and forest-based livelihood)
Saila is a B. Tech from Orissa University of Agriculture & Technology, Bhubaneswar. She has worked with PRADAN for more than 15 years. She is a result–oriented, mission-driven development leader. Her expertise is strengthening women collectives and making collective to drive different developmental agendas like income generation, nutrition, secure rights on land, gender equality, forest protection, conservation, convergence with schemes and programs concurrently for multidimensional change in community. She has demonstrated women agriculture production cluster with gender integration. She has experience working on women land rights, technology-based FRA implementation, better land use for economic and social impact in rural community. She participated as a Women’s Land Rights visiting professional with other countries in the USA in 2014 hosted by Landesa Seattle. She is a member of The Nudge’s Centre for social innovation. She is a gender auditor and plays a role in making PRADAN a better place for women. She is mentoring younger development professionals. She is currently leading land rights work across different states in PRADAN.