11 Jun 2007

Curriculum Vitae

Aditya Bastola
Objective: A challenging position in the development sector which will allow me to grow into a position of broader responsibility by facilitating professional & personal growth.
Age: 30 (28-11-1978)
Marital Status: Unmarried
E- mail:
adityabastola@hotmail.com, adityabastola@gmail.com

Presently pursuing doctoral study from University of Pune
Dec 2006
Women’s Studies Centre.
Title: Review of Jalswarajya Project through Gender and Development Perspective.
(World Bank, Water and Sanitation Project).

Master in Social Work (MSW) 2003-2005
Karve Institute of Social Services (KInSS) affiliated to the University of Pune (India)
Thesis: People’s Participation at Saint Gadge Baba Sanitation Campaign Implemented by Government of Maharashtra 2000-2003
Grade: First class/ with special award for Field work and Thesis
Core subjects: Urban and Rural Community Development, Research Design, Disaster Management, Development Communication, PRA, Project Management

Bachelors in Commerce 1999-2002
Brihan Maharashtra College of Commerce (BMCC) affiliated to University of Pune (India)
Bachelor’s Degree
Grade: Higher Second Class
Core Subjects: Advanced Accountancy, Computer Application, Economics, Mercantile and Industrial Law, Business Taxation and Auditing, Costing and Management.

Higher Secondary Education 1999
Brihan Maharashtra College of Commerce (BMCC) affiliated to Maharashtra State Board of Higher Secondary Education, Pune
Grade: First Class
Core Subjects: English, French, Economics, Accountancy, Secretarial Practices.

Secondary Education 1997
St. Xavier’s School, Pakyong, Sikkim, affiliated to Indian Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (ICSE), New Delhi.
Grade: Distinction

Other additional courses:
4 credit course on Gender, Development and Globalisation: Jan 2008
Women's Studies Centre,
University of Pune
Grade: A

Right-based Campaigning: November 2005
Developing Strategy, Forging Solidarity
Centre for Communication and Development Studies,
Pune, India
10 Days workshop

Diploma in Windows for Workgroup/MS Excel/MS Word
May-August 1996
St. Xavier’s School, Pakyong, Sikkim, India
Grade : A

English: Fluent
Hindi: Fluent
Nepali: Fluent
Marathi: Good
French: Rudimentary

Includes efficient working on following tools – MS Office, Internet, SPSS, SQL, Java and have an ability to adapt to new environs very quickly.


Karve Institute of Social Services (KInSS)
September 2007 - March 2008
Project Coordinator/Project Support Manager
- Conduct Research, Training to bridge the gap between academics and field practitioners.
- Provided Technical Support to the Field Action Projects of the Institute.
- Implemented an Inclusive Pilot Project for Children’s participation in Local Self Governance (LSG) at three villages of Pune District.
- A successful case study of children involved in decision making at LSG documented.
- Research on Woman and Child development scheme was assessed as an impact study of UNICEF – Micro Planning efforts in Nandurbar District of Maharashtra.
- Prepared project for the Review of Pune City’s 1987 Development Plan and was sanctioned by the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC).

Saheli HIV/AIDS Karyakarta Sangh (CBO)
April 2007 - March 2008
Project Manager
- Monitor and evaluate the project on regular basis.
- Develop innovative methods of working in team and fill the gaps accordingly.
- Maintain quality and quantitative database system about women in sex work.
- Network with various NGOs, Government Officers to advocate the rights of women in sex work.
- Conduct trainings for Peer Educators, staff s on regular basis for Maharashtra State AIDS - Control Society (MSACS) supported Target Intervention Project for prevention of HIV/AIDS.
- Established cooperative movement amongst the women in sex work, including members (men) from mainstream society.
- Literacy unbiased monitoring and evaluation system put in place for the women in sex work.
- Writing Annual Reports to funding agencies and Articles as required for print and electronic media.
Saheli HIV/AIDS Karyakarta Sangh (CBO)
August 2006 - March 2007

Project Manager and Documentation Officer
- Mapping of the red light area identifying brothels, young girls to prevent trafficking and HIV/AIDS.
- Strategize rescue operation at the red light area of Pune City.
- Develop alternative strategies for rehabilitation of women and young girls rescued.
- Develop IEC (Information Education & Communication) materials and hold discussions at the community for prevention of trafficking and HIV/AIDS including brothel keepers, pimps etc.
- Drawing participatory vision map of the organisation through its members as guidelines to Saheli’s achievements in 5 years.
- Extensively document the process of rescue and issues of trafficking as Case Studies.
- Writing Annual Report and articles as required by UNDP – TAHA Project (A Pilot Project in India)
Karve Institute of Social Service
Sep 2006
Guest Faculty for MSW students on community participation.

Yashwantrao Chavan Academy of Development Administration (YASADHA)
May-Nov 2006
Research Consultant
- Documentation of Traditional Water Harvesting Structures in Maharashtra (i.e., Phad System, Roof Top Rain Water Harvesting)
- Documentation of best practices on Water Supply, Sanitation, Health, Education and Community Participation across the villages in Maharashtra.
- Giving inputs for the preparation of Training Manuals to other Government Officers.
- Prepared project, implemented the study, analysed data and comprehensive report submitted on Impact Assessment of Jalswarajya Project in Tribal villages of Maharashtra.

Samabhavana Society
May 2005-April 2006
Project Coordinator
- Conduct Research and prepare Project Proposals according to the need of the funding agencies.
- Establish Self Help Group (savings group) amongst the men having sex with men (MSM), Transsexuals and other Male Sex Workers (MSW)
- Counselling the clients and networking with other organisation for Naturalization of Alternate Sexuality.

Saheli HIV/AIDS Karyakarta Sangh
October 2001– March 2003
Development Worker
- Mobilizing the community of women in sex work for prevention of HIV/AIDS.
- Established the first savings group of women in sex work.Support staffs in project management.

Editorial and Publications:
a) Women and Children in Micro Planning: Assurance & the impact of community dialogue on women & children related development schemes in Nandurbar District, MH. India.
b) A case study on Children’s Right to Participation: A tool of sustainable development.
2. Jalswarajya: Empowering People for Participation in Neo-Liberalism – seeking publication
3. Article “Collectivisation of women in sex work”. Published at www.adityabastola.blogspot.com and www.sahelipune.blogspot.com
4. Men who visit Women in Sex Work, Published in Marathi, at Purush Aavaj, Diwali 2007 Issue. Article written with Mr. Nishad Sevekari
5. Article “An Astute of an Invisible” and “We Are People Just Like You: Don’t Blame it on the Sex Workers”, published at www.adityabastola.blogspot.com and www.sahelipune.blogspot.com
6. Article “Models of Development” published at www.adityabastola.blogspot.com
7. A Case Study of Phalkewadi Village, Mahad Taluka, Raigad District, published in Training Manual of Yasadha on Panchayati Raj – in Marathi Language as well at the blog Complete report “Withering of Traditional Water Harvesting Structure: A study on Phad System of Dhule District, Maharashtra” submitted for preparation of Training Manual to YASADHA and article published at www.adityabastola.blogspot.com

Documentary Films:

1. “Asha” for Saheli HIV/AIDS Karyakarta Sangh – Fund Rising,
2. Draft work on Phad system for Yasadha.

Other Professional Involvement:
1. Member of the Advisory Board of Life Line Help Group.
2. Advisory Board Member of Saheli HIV/AIDS Karyakarta Sangh, Pune.

Recommendation/References: Available on request.

I solemnly declare that the information given above is true to the best of my knowledge.

Aditya Bastola

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