Manager-Disaster Risk Reduction

Ms. Milan Mandanna Kaliyanda has over 12 years of experience working with the development sector. Joined the field of social work in the Year 2005 with a Humanitarian agency by name Caritas India, member of the Confederation of Caritas International’s which exists in 160 countries serving 200 countries. In Caritas started the career as a Program Support Officer and handled Tsunami rehabilitation programme in Tamil Nadu for five years. In the year 2011 took over as an officer for community Managed Disaster Risk reduction for 4 southern states and carried out inter Agency coordination and NGO coordination related to Disaster Risk Management Programmes in south India. She worked with BOSCO, Bangalore leading the Foster Care Programme as Programme Coordinator for two and half years. She was also the Core Committee Member in the drafting of the Foster Care Guidelines for the State of Karnataka. She led the team to do the first of its kind research and publish the book on Foster care covering nine state of India.  In 2014 for seven months worked as Programme Officer, Disaster Risk Reduction Officer responsible for Jammu & Kashmir and Orissa.  She is presently the Thematic lead for Emergency Response and Disaster Risk Reduction programmes.

She is BA – Psychology, Criminology and Rural development at Roshni Nilaya, Mangalore and Master degree in Social Work, Specialized in community development at School of Social work, Roshni Nilaya, Mangalore.