Parimala Inamdar is Principal Consultant Technology & Learning, and Director with Aquarians Management Consultancy Pvt. Ltd. Her experience spans 29 years in strategy, research and design for education, training and capacity development across media, subject matter and sectors. Her work straddles the areas of pedagogies for technology enabled learning, innovation in design, learning strategy and strategic organization development. Parimala pioneered technology enabled learning in India when she returned from the USA in 1990 to work on developing the path breaking design of India’s 1st interactive multimedia education project. This programme in water and land management training was produced by the Education Development Center Boston USA and funded by USAID. She has extensive experience with global private industry through her many successful years with NIIT Ltd., heading the R&D Design Lab.
Her experience with the rural ‘Hole-In-The-Wall’ project is internationally recognised and published. Her international collaborations include Kaleidoscope Europe, Laboratory Leibniz CNRS France, The French Embassy in India, French artist and pedagogue Pascal Monteil and the University of Newcastle, England. Her work was showcased at the renowned Centre Pompidou in Paris at the design exhibition – DDay Design Aujoud’hui – for 3 months.
Her consulting work spans international agencies, bi-lateral agencies, non-government organisations (NGOs) and policy think tanks. She was recently Consultant and Pedagogical Expert with the United Nations Development Programme in Timor Leste, through the offices of the Vth and VIth Constitutional Governments of Timor Leste. Also, her recent assignments covered the role of Capacity Building and Pedagogical Expert with the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, South Asia Office. At the Accountability Initiative, Centre for Policy Research, she has worked directly with the Founder Yamini Aiyar since 2010, deeply involved in both learning and organisation development.
She is an MBTI Certified Practitioner, a Vipassana practitioner and an Iyengar Yoga practitioner.