Dr Alka Srivastava is the Senior Programme Director at Development Alternatives. She has a Ph.D in Genetics and 23 years of experience in the development field. She has worked in various capacities in a number of organizations like Department of Plant Breeding and as Post Doctoral Fellow of ICAR at Department of Genetics; senior scientist and in charge at Quality Control Lab at Maharishi Ayurveda Corporation.
She has experience in networking with national and international NGOs, government representatives and donors for research, policy practice connect and advocacy work. She has also orgnanised workshops, seminars, and panel discussions in Delhi and at regional level. Her expertise lies in preparing training modules, conducting training on research methodology, gender and development, watershed management, sustainable development, rural technologies and social analysis.