Meghna Malhotra has been working in the fields of local governance, urban management, urban sanitation, performance measurement and local government associations' development for over 17 years now.
She is a co-founder of the Urban Management Centre and is the technical facilitator for urban sanitation, urban health programs and is currently providing leading various urban sanitation programs at the state and city levels. She has led preparation of various tools for sanitation planning, management and monitoring in cities and has provided assistance to setting up of and management of the e-learning portal of the Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban) of the Government of India. She has provided extensive technical support to donor funded programs in India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Afghanistan. She supported the operationalisation of local government associations in India. She has been the technical facilitator for USAID supported programs for Afghanistan, Sri Lanka and Indonesia.
She has managed city partnerships programs which UMC-ICMA facilitated between Indian and US Cities. Well aware of the role of communication in local urban governance, she has been actively involved as technical leader in an Information Education Communication program for the solid waste management department of AMC.
Meghna is a graduate in Architecture and is Masters in Environmental Planning. She is passionate about sustainable solutions which local governments can implement and has been involved in several capacity needs assessment exercises for state and local government institutions. She also took the lead in writing a manual for local governments to prepare their disaster management plans. Meghna has assisted in compiling and designing a manual on Documentation of Best Practices, the role of an association in the transfer process and a Starter Kit on formation of Local Government Associations.