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.
In Nepal, training large numbers of health workers in a classroom setting across the nation requires large funding. Compounding this issue, the district managers are reluctant to send service providers and storekeepers away from their jobs to attend group-based training courses in Kathmandu. Yet these same personnel need to gain a basic understanding of health commodity management and competency in the procedures specific to the logistics management systems. Not helping this, storekeepers are frequently transferred from and to other ministries and sectors. Nepal Family Health Program introduced a computer-based logistics training course as a solution. This required a limited number of healthcare personnel to be absent from their tasks for only a few hours and be trained within the compound of Health Centers.
To capitalize on the learning opportunity that computers provide, Sanjay went back to the drawing board and collected all the information that the health workers needed to know. He formulated a course structure that lends itself to the digital media. Having created the interactivity and architecture of the program, he presented it to the Health Ministry Officials. The attendees were mighty pleased and proposed to double the funds for the program. Sanjay went on further to create a mechanism by which progress is observed and monitored by the head office whenever the computer that is being used for training connects to internet. An auto-generated certificate is given to the trainees at the successful completion of the program.
Newspaper owner offered the role of a cartoonist.
Sanjay brought two gold medals to the Jiwaji University.
NFHP, Ministry of Health. Nepal Government