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 2004, the United Nations Secretary-General’s Study on Violence against Children estimated that every year between 41 and 88 million children in South Asia witnessed violence at home – the highest regional total in the world. Evidence also showed that half of the world’s child brides lived in South Asia, and around 44 million children were engaged in child labour in the region. Sexual abuse and exploitation, as well as child trafficking and corporal punishment, were also the major concerns for countries in South Asia.
This interactive CDROM is aimed at training the local officers of UNICEF in understanding, preventing and /or helping the traumatized victims. The project required Sanjay to sensitize himself to the gender issues in Asia. He took extreme care with the kind of photographs published, and the interactivity in CDROM was simple considering the diverse age groups and cultural sensitivities of users and the quality of computers available to the trainers.
Newspaper owner offered the role of a cartoonist.
Sanjay brought two gold medals to the Jiwaji University.
Unicef (Regional Office South Asia)