Purnanjali Chandra is a Project Associate with the Urban Water Resilience team in the Sustainable Cities and Transport Program at World Resource Institute India. Within Urban Water Resilience, she oversees the “Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL)” components of diverse projects. She works on developing MEL logical frameworks, and indicators that shall guide the process of data collection, insight generation and effective reporting of the projects.

Prior to WRI, Purnanjali worked at an organization advocating in Menstrual Health and Hygiene (MHH) and WASH sectors, named Uninhibited. She also has experience of collaborating in diverse international research projects focusing on sustainability, water and its allied sectors with research institutions namely the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee and ICRISAT. While pursuing her masters, Purnanjali also interned at the Department of Environment, Government of West Bengal and later with International Center for Culture and Education (ICCE), UN and UNFCCC on projects related to water and air pollution.

Purnanjali holds a M.Sc. in Water Policy and Governance from Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai and a B.Sc. in Geography from Loreto College, University of Calcutta. Her keen interest in the discourse of sustainability, resilience and society motivated her to accomplish her master’s thesis on environmental flow management and its impacts on river basin communities under both TISS and IIT Roorkee.

She is also an avid reader, photographer and writer. During her bachelors she interned in newspapers namely The Times of India, The Telegraph and with the ABP Group. Purnanjali has also written research articles during her stint in her previous institutions.