Pranati Mohanraj: Monitoring, Learning and Evaluation Expert, CARE India

Contributor Pranati Pranati Mohanraj: Monitoring, Learning and Evaluation Expert, CARE IndiaPranati is presently engaged with planning, monitoring, evaluation and reporting on planned interventions, of the project, related to women empowerment. She develops monitoring, learning and evaluation frameworks; lead process for organizational knowledge management; impart training for capacity building of staff on program implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and gender, equity and diversity.  

How did you come to work in development?
During my school days I worked as a volunteer for a local orphanage. This experience sparked the light in me to be in development sector. I studied Social Work at Masters level to be a professional in this field.

What do you hope Pathways will achieve for the women who participate?
Participation in Pathways will enable women to be empowered and increase their productivity (both farm production and income).

What have been the greatest rewards and challenges in your work on Pathways?
The best part of my job is seeing the excitement amongst women to participate in Pathways to break the cycle of oppression and exploitation they face in their everyday life. The biggest challenge right now is that learning from what we do requires a reflective approach, which is lacking with the frontline workers at the moment. Also, lack of access to productive resources such as land, credit, and inputs which are strongly influenced by the exploitative relations resulting from women’s low social position in society.

Outside of work, do you have any hobbies or are there any activities that you like to do?
Outside work I am a volunteer for a local children’s library telling stories to children and arranging books.

 

Blog Posts by Pranati:

March 27, 2013 – Pathways India Celebrates International Women’s Day