Ritu Bharadwaj has about 14 years of extensive experience in the field of energy, environment and climate change. She started her career with the Government of India and for over nine years, led large portfolio of programmes, where she provided technical assistance to associated teams of professionals, designed and developed resource and training materials, managed the monitoring and evaluation systems and provided strategic inputs for evolving policy frameworks. Subsequently as a Program Manager in a national level NGO, she led large action research projects in the area of renewable energy commercialisation, climate change and resources management. Before joining IIP, she worked as an Advisor, Climate and Environment with the UK’s Department of International Development (DFID), where she championed an enormous portfolio of programs on the South Asia Regional issues and led the delivery of programs around climate change, energy/resource security and efficiency agenda through effective engagement of Government, Private sector and NGO partners.

Having provided leadership in several action research and implementation projects, she is recognised as an important resource in several institutions/ Government agencies in the region, where she has contributed to the overall strategy setting, learning and advocacy agenda.