Saiba is a Programme Associate with the Sustainable Water team at the Council. She is currently working in the areas of circular economy in wastewater management and wetland rejuvenation. She is an Urban Planner and Architect with over five years of professional experience.
Saiba formerly worked at the National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) as a Research Associate, in the fields of urban policy design and capacity building. She worked on drafting the Master Plan for Delhi 2041 in association with the Delhi Development Authority. In addition to studies and assessments, she was involved in a large-scale stakeholder engagement exercise as part of the preparation of the Master Plan for Delhi 2041.
Saiba has also been associated with the Sustainable Cities Integrated Approach Pilot in India, implemented by UNIDO and UN-Habitat. She worked on developing training modules and delivering capacity building workshops for ground functionaries and city officials from the water and solid waste management departments in five pilot cities. In the past, she has also worked on urban infrastructure projects around Chandigarh, as well as Development Plans of new towns in Maharashtra being developed by the Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation.
Saiba holds a Masters in Urban Planning and Policy Design from Politecnico di Milano, Italy and a Bachelors in Architecture from Sushant School of Art and Architecture, Gurgaon. She is currently pursuing a post graduate diploma in Urban Environmental Management and Law, jointly delivered by WWF and National Law University, Delhi.
Saiba is a cat mom and an avid traveller.