Key Areas: Rural Livelihoods, Poverty Reduction, Local Governance.
Sameera has joined the Centre of Good Governance in April 2015 with about two years of experience in rural livelihoods. She is a Development Professional and a Rural Manager who was exposed to rural livelihoods and poverty elimination while working with Kudumbashree – National Resource Organisations and the Society for Elimination of Rural Poverty, Andhra Pradesh. She is a management graduate from the Institute of Rural Management, Anand and an Instrument Technology engineer from Andhra University College of Engineering. She has about two years of experience working as a Technology Consultant for Hewlett Packard Global Delivery India Center before her post graduate diploma in rural management.
In CGG, Sameera has been part of projects like Reforms and Preparatory Measures in Paddy Procurement and Supply Chain Management in the light of implementation of National Food Security Act and ‘Zero ’Levy system for Consumer Affairs, Food & Civil Supplies, Government of Telangana and Evaluation of the Implementation of e-Panchayat Mission Mode Project (MMP)/State Specific ICT initiatives for the Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Government of India.
Sameera’s areas of interest include non-farm rural livelihoods - with emphasis on conserving the ancient handloom and handicrafts tradition of India, poverty reduction, rural management, renewable energy, education, women empowerment, local governance, public policy, impact evaluation, procurement and technology enabled solutions.