Sangita Thebe Limbu
Sangita joined SDDirect as Technical Analyst in November 2016. She currently provides support to gender and inclusion mainstreaming of activities under the DFID-funded Infrastructures and Cities for Economic Development (ICED) facility.
Over the last 3 years, Sangita has worked in the international development sector in various capacities. This has included providing research and administrative support to academics working on water, environmental management and societal impacts of natural hazards at the Flood Hazard Research Centre.
Sangita holds an MSc in Gender, Development and Globalisation from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a bachelor’s degree in International Development from Middlesex University. Her research interests lie in understanding the interconnections of urban systems and creation of vulnerability from an intersectional lens including gender.
She has proven expertise in quantitative and qualitative research methods. For her postgraduate thesis, she adopted an intersectionality based policy analysis framework to critically evaluate the Government of Nepal’s post-disaster needs assessment and recovery framework, formulated in the aftermath of the 2015 earthquakes. Drawing on the extensive literature on urban planning, sustainable development and disaster resilient cities, she analysed how the post-earthquake relief and reconstruction policies addressed the issues of gender and inclusion, and urban vulnerabilities.
She was awarded Geoffrey Gullett Memorial Prize for the best undergraduate dissertation in international development and geographical studies for her mixed methods research on the partnerships between NGOs and multinational corporations (such as UNICEF UK and Barclays, WaterAid and Unilever) and the impacts of their collective development programmes.
Sangita is fluent in Nepali, Hindi and conversational Urdu. She enjoys walking, hiking and good food.