Gopesh has extensive experience of 15 years in Education, Capacity Building, Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) / Skills Development, Rural Development, and ICT for Development projects under advisory and implementation, both.
Prior to joining IRRI, Gopesh has led the Skills Development and Education practice of a project management consulting firm based in India. He has worked as Project Leader for Monitoring and Evaluation Consulting Firm for Himachal Pradesh Skills Development Project funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB), worked as TVET expert for the World Bank-funded Baseline establishment for SANKALP project and Impact Evaluation for PMKVY 2.0 project in India. He has excellent experience of working in the field of capacity building, primary education, secondary education, higher and adult education as well as in vocational education fields.
Gopesh is a passionate, committed, and result-oriented professional with proven leadership skills. His expertise includes business development; education management; project planning, strategizing and implementation; training needs assessment and skills gap assessment; monitoring and evaluation; advisory services; garnering client relationships with P&L responsibility for business unit/region.