Punit Gandhi

National Institute of Urban Affairs

Punit Gandhi is a Lead (Projects) with the Climate Centre for Cities at the National Institute of Urban Affairs. He hosts a podcast called ‘Understanding the Future’ on the future of work as well as manages the Innovation Facilitation Centre to build the capacity of start-ups. He also supports the centre in developing policies, partnerships, on-ground volunteers, assessment for energy and green building thematic area for Climate Smart Cities Assessment Framework 2.0 and overall communications strategy and its implementation.

He was previously working as India Smart Cities Fellow, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India. As a fellow, he had worked on developing policy for the urban innovation sector. His interests are in promoting applied research and building circular communities or cities. As a founder of Orgro Energy, he has worked on providing consulting services to NBFCs for more than 18MW rooftop solar system as well as has installed more than 800kW rooftop solar system. As a freelance consultant, he has also worked with Caravane Earth in Qatar to design a sustainable energy micro-grid for a 1000 people community to be set-up in the desert. He was the youngest member in the Global Leadership Program in Circular Economy, Adelaide organized by Circular Economy Alliance Australia in 2019. Punit Gandhi is an alumnus of the Technical University of Delft, The Netherlands. He holds a Master of Science degree in Sustainable Energy Technology.