Bharati has over 17 years of experience in livelihood sector programming and implementation, team building at multiple levels, and program quality assurance. As Technical Director of CARE India’s Economic Development Unit, she is currently spear-heading organisation’s programming and strategizing for women’s economic empowerment. Her portfolio includes clean energy and climate adaptation initiatives. With her team, Bharati also ensures quality of and technical backstopping to CARE’s livelihood initiatives in tribal and dalit dominated geographies, wherein Gender Transformative Change, Resilience, and Inclusive Governance are three key cross-cutting themes. Before joining CARE India, Bharati has worked with different organisations in the areas of design and management of development support to grassroots NGOs, and livelihood sector action research, training, and extension, in different States. She holds a Masters degree in Extension for Natural Resource Based Livelihoods from the University of Reading (UK), an MSc in Plant Molecular Biology from Delhi University and Post Graduate Diploma in Forestry Management from Indian Institute of Forest Management (Bhopal).