Nabamalika Joardar is the Fellowship Manager of the India Smart Cities Fellowship Program at the National Institute of Urban Affairs. Her interests are in the field of urban policy, and land and housing issues, and she has 8 years of experience in the urban development sector. She is responsible for the strategic, administrative and financial management of the Fellowship, under the Smart Cities Division, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Govt. of India. She has previously worked in urban policy research and implementation, focusing on access to housing for marginalized and vulnerable communities. Apart from this, she has developed educational material on urban poverty and has published content on participatory urban planning.
Prior to joining NIUA, she was associated with Vision EIS Consulting, where she led teams for the implementation of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana in over 40 cities. She has also worked in rights-based research of housing policy and implementation.
Nabamalika Joardar is an alumna of School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi. She holds a degree in Master of Planning, with a specialization in Housing.