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Hitesh Vaidya

Hitesh Vaidya

Director of NIUA - India

Bio

Hitesh Vaidya has more than 20 years of broad-based urban development policy, project formulation, implementation and program management experience on mainly UN, World Bank, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) assignments. The areas he has been associated are urban development, urban governance and urban Infrastructure management. Poverty Alleviation has been an integral component in all the projects. Prior to joining National Institute of Urban Affairs, He was Country Representative of UN-Habitat India. He was intensely involved in supporting an eco-system to in design and roll-out of urban flagship missions in India such as Smart Cities Mission of India. His strength lies in developing institutional arrangements and project implementation strategies through facilitating effective liaison and coordination with various stakeholders.