Executive Director, SeSTA
Pradyut Bhattacharjee is the Executive Director of Seven Sisters Development Assistance (SeSTA)–a premier development organisation of North-East India since 2015. He is an Engineer by education and has been a development professional for the past 18 years, leading teams and projects during his stint with Professional Assistance for Development Action (PRADAN) in Jharkhand & Chhattisgarh. He has varied experience of promoting & nurturing women’s collectives, grooming young professionals, and organisation development processes. Pradyut is also an empanelled National Resource Person of NRLM supporting State Rural Livelihood Missions (SRLMs) all across North-Eastern states. He has extensive experience of working on institution building, social mobilisation and sustainable livelihoods. He has worked as CEO of one of the largest women’s cooperatives in Jharkhand, working on input and output linkages. Pradyut has been engaging with the rural poor under different projects in collaboration with APPI, ITC, TATA Trusts, UNDP, TWC, IFAD, TRIFED, WFP, MORD, NRLM and the local administration in several areas of Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and the North-East.