Name: Abhijit Sinha
Organisation: The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) India
Role: Media Advisor
A journalist with 24+ years of career span – having strong leadership ability. Meeting deadlines while evolving fresh benchmarks are inherent skill sets. Forte is establishing good communication channels, ability to build a cohesive group and assessment of HR potentials. Worked in senior Editorial/Management positions since February 1996. Specialisation • A writer/strategist in Communications & Media Intervention, International Relations -- and making short films on Social engineering and Behaviourial change communication. • Experience in the international arena, creating innovative synergies to meet challenges and setting benchmarks. Projects Short film on mining rights in Tamil Nadu. Monitoring the changing trends in Jharkhand – a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) project with Tata Steel. Book for the Centre for Environment Education (CEE) Ahmedabad documentation project -- People’s Voices (Learnings from Tsunami) on post-Tsunami rehabilitation in India, Sri Lanka, Maldives and Indonesia. Commissioned Writer/Editor (team leader) for ActionAid Flood Relief appraisal in Bihar, August 2007 – Reports, Interviews & Video Film plan/direction. Technical support in devising Behaviour Change in Communication (BCC) for PATH-Sure Start project targeting certain districts of Uttar Pradesh. Focus Areas Ecology and environment. Health, education, water and sanitation. Right to information. Democratic rights. Demographic trends. Economic development and infrastructure building. (N.B.: Handled solo for nearly 30 months, In-Depth section of Sunday weekly newspaper Sahara Time proved to be a hit with NGOs and Civil Society Groups -- as it was crafted to carry news, views and debates on the burning topics of the week.) Work Drives • Experience of different media formats – print and audio-visual. Management • Efficient budget management through organised workflow. • Trouble-shooting & Establishing good communication channels. Speciality: Socio-Political Analyst Ø Extensively written about the changing dynamics of the Indian Socio-Political-Economic affairs (from the mid-80s), and also about Media Intervention, International Relations and Behaviour Change Communication. Ø Created benchmarks in news, interviews, features and analyses.