Sanjay Madnani is a Communication Strategist and Designer by profession, an Animation Film Designer, an illustrator, a cartoonist, a satirist, and a storyteller by passion.
From a cartoonist in Hindi newspapers, to a design student, to a commercial sector professional, to an educator, to a Development Communication professional, his journey has had dramatic turns. None, however, felt alien to him.
Being a development sector insider for twenty odd years, Sanjay weighs heavily on the fact that development and governance still has a enormous void to be filled by design, design thinking and design process. Focused on Communication for Development (C4D), Social and Behavioral Change Communication (SBCC), Indigenous media and new media, he has multiple crosscutting projects across the globe to his credit.
Sanjay resides in Nepal, calls India his home, then again, he travels around a lot for work.
With rapid population growth, economic development, urbanization, high rates of out-migration, and consequent feminization of rural activities, the Greater Himalayan region has experienced huge changes in the past years. In particular, the mountains have gained greater attention as hotspots for climate change. These changes pose challenges to traditional livelihood strategies and coping mechanisms. At the same time, the mountains have been widely recognized for the ecosystem services they provide. ICIMOD Nepal has been working to enable sustainable and resilient mountain development for improved and equitable livelihoods through knowledge and regional cooperation.
On the silver jubilee of ICIMOD’s existence, a series of posters depicting the areas of ICIMOD’s efforts to bring safety and better incomes to the people of the Greater Himalayas were created by Sanjay.
Newspaper owner offered the role of a cartoonist.
Sanjay brought two gold medals to the Jiwaji University.