State Program Coordinator, Water Resources Group, The World Bank.
Kavita Sachwani is a public policy and financial services professional, is a corporate crossover from the BFSI to the development sector with over two decades of experience spanning policy advocacy and program management in water resources management, public health, financial inclusion and financial services.
She is currently part of the global leadership team of the 2030 Water Resources Group (2030 WRG) – which is a public private partnership platform hosted by the World Bank Group working in sustainable management of water resources. She leads and manages the Secretariat of the Maharashtra Water Multistakeholder Platform of the 2030 WRG towards creating the wider political economy conditions and momentum for change in water reform. Her focus is on building multi-stakeholder platforms to mobilize the private sector, government, civil society, bilateral agencies and development banks to work collectively in accelerating progress towards water security, strengthening climate resilience, building a circular economy in water and transforming value chains catalyzing disruptive technologies and alternative financing for the water sector. She has worked closely with several State Governments and the Union Government in several projects of nation building.
Kavita is a Chartered Accountant by qualification and has worked with the HDFC Group, Templeton Mutual Fund and CRISIL in the first half of her career. She is also an Advisor with ACCESS Health International and a Member of the Committee of the Maharashtra Centre for Innovation and Progressive Regulation and Awareness on Water of the Maharashtra Water Resources Regulatory Authority, and the Ease of Living Committee of Indian Merchants Chamber. She is a travel enthusiast and has conceived and launched exhibitions aimed at uplifting rural women and differently abled artisans in various states in India towards contributing to preserving India’s fading art forms and sustainable livelihoods.