Anshu Sharma is Co-Founder of SEEDS, a not-for profit organisation that enables community resilience through practical solutions in the areas of disaster readiness, response and rehabilitation.
With over twenty-five years of experience, Anshu focuses on post-disaster reconstruction programmes and pre-disaster educational activities. Globally, he has worked extensively across 12 countries in disaster response, coordinating community-based action projects, training practitioners, coordinating inter-agency efforts, conducting research, advocating governments and international agencies, and evaluating programmes. He is a professional trainer, and a global tutor for Oxford Brookes University of UK.
He has been an advisor and consultant to numerous government and non-government missions, helping them implement and evaluate their programmes, from UN agencies and the World Bank to the European Commission and the Government of India Anshu regularly works with local community based organisations towards their capacity building. He is currently also engaged in establishing a disaster preparedness innovations lab in Bangladesh.
Anshu trained as an urban planner at the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, and did his doctoral research in global environmental studies at Kyoto University.