Hitesh Vaidya has more than 25 years of broad-based experience on policy, project formulation, implementation and program management. He has been engaged primarily on UN, World Bank, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) assignments. The areas he has been associated are urban development, urban governance and urban Infrastructure management. Poverty Alleviation has been an integral component in all his assignments. Prior to joining National Institute of Urban Affairs, Hitesh Vaidya was holding the position of Country Representative of UN-Habitat India. He has been intensely involved in supporting an eco-system to design and roll-out urban flagship missions in India. His strength lies in developing institutional arrangements and project implementation strategies through facilitating effective liaison and coordination with various stakeholders.