Subrata Singh is a Post Graduate in Rural Development from Xavier Institute for Social Service and has about 20 years of experience of working on issues related to community based natural resources management. He has worked initially in Orissa directly crafting and strengthening community institutions for natural resource management and then at the Coordination Office where he worked as the head of the Project Support Group and Program Strategy Cell. Subrat leads the thematic area of ‘local governance’. He is presently the Project Manager for the ‘Water Commons project’ supported by Hindustan Unilever Foundation and supports the implementation of recently approved project supported by Axis Bank Foundation. He oversees the aspects Capacity Building through the Prakriti Karyashalas (Rural Colleges) and staff capacity building.