With an experience of more two decades in environmental communication, outreach and capacity building, Alka Tomar is president of Centre for Environment Communication (CEC). She is also spearheading Centre for Youth (C4Y). She has worked on climate change, biodiversity, environmental education, water & sanitation and other developmental issues. She has specialisation in climate change communication, environmental research and communication. She has also organised various international and national deliberations and discourses on range of climate change issues across India with policy makers, local governments, climate experts, communication professionals and media.
Her key impact areas are youth engagement, strategies & policy developments, environmental & development projects, capacity building, stakeholders’ management, community engagement outreach & mobilisation, branding, visibility & documentation for social sector, research, impact assessments & programme evaluations, partnership & collaborations.
Ms Tomar also been partnering, networking, collaborating with the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Govt of India, Jal Shakti Ministry, state government related departments, research institutions, policy makers, bi-laterals, multi-laterals, environmental organisations, experts, civil societies, research and academic institutions and youth. Alka has undertaken projects on various contemporary issues for IUCN, UNICEF, UNESCO, National Biodiversity Authority, GIZ, Norway Embassy, Tata Trust, PVR Cinemas, Connect4Climate, Plan India, HSBC, YES FOUNDATION, Disney and others.
She has initiated and conducted several trainings and capacity building programmes on communication, SBCC, youth leadership, design thinking, media engagement, education, WASH, biodiversity, research, M&E and on many others focus areas. She initiated series of Behavioural Change Communication (BCC) training Programmes for 1000 Grassroots professionals of various civil society groups, management training programmes for 500 community professional and media for social change trainings for 1500 youth in several urban and rural locations.