Team Lead, UrbanShift Country Project,
National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA)
Sarika Chakravarty has nearly two decades of cross-sectoral experience in urban, transportation, and environmental planning domains. Currently, she is working as the Team Lead of the GEF7-funded UrbanShift Country Project at the National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) which is widely regarded as the think tank for the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Govt. of India. Previously at NIUA, Sarika was the sector lead for housing and transport sectors of the Master Plan for Delhi – 2041 where she led a team of planners to develop a baseline and formulation of strategies to enable sustainable, equitable, and inclusive development of the city. As part of the team, she also contributed to the formulation of the Land Policy,
TOD Policy, and Regeneration Policy for Delhi. Previously, Sarika has been part of organizations like UNICEF and NCRPB and has worked on various projects funded by multilateral agencies like the World Bank, JICA, DFID, etc.