Mr. Suresh holds post-graduate degrees from the Birla Institute of Science and Technology, Pilani and the Institute of Rural Management, Anand. He has worked for over 27 years focussing on social and environmental change through the design and management of rural and urban development programmes, as well as projects in sustainable agriculture, watershed management, enterprise development and sanitation.
Mr. Suresh has previously worked with the National Dairy Development Board and Centre for Environment Education, and has had significant tenures at different field NGOs and with international agencies such as the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation and Plan International. He has also been a speaker and resource person at management institutes and taught at the post-graduate level. He has carried out a variety of national and international consultancy assignments pertaining to monitoring and evaluation, developing modules and training tools in the areas of organisation and programme analysis, strategic planning, organisational learning and knowledge management.
With his primary background in natural resource management, renewable energy and livelihoods development, and experience with various stakeholder networks, Mr. Suresh is well equipped to take PAC to new frontiers of work in the analysis of public policies in employment generation, food security and climate change. PAC aims to utilise his experience to initiate fresh programmes and explore innovative opportunities for citizen participation in governance in all aspects of Indian public life.