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 the last seven years new technologies and more integrated approaches have emerged so far as Oil Palm farming is concerned. The training sessions created in 2014 thus needed to be updated and probably redesigned so that the additions do not become an eyesore.
Sanjay was recommissioned to understand complicated technologies and techniques. Following the on-the-field research and several workshops with SNV’s local staff, Sanjay took on the task to find ways for the practical sessions and information to be delivered effectively, to illustrate the techniques, and to best fit the additional know-how into existing Flip-Files, flashcards, handouts, and other training tools.
The High Impact Training (HIT) program provides informal sector farmers with market-oriented, vocational training. Enhanced skill levels enable Oil Palm farmers to gain higher yield and greater income security and in the long run prevent degradation of forests. At the same time, they develop the know-how and contacts to capitalize on opportunities and help grow the sector, in a sustainable and pro-poor way.
Newspaper owner offered the role of a cartoonist.
Sanjay brought two gold medals to the Jiwaji University.
SNV- Netherlands Development Organization