Ananya Bhattacharya is Director and Vice President at banglanatak dot com ( ) – a social enterprise working across India for fostering inclusive and sustainable development using culture based approaches. Ananya is an engineer from Jadavpur University (1989) and a Commonwealth Sccholar with Masters in Sustainable Development from Staffordshire University,UK. Ananya specializes in Communication for
Development (C4D) and Culture and Development. Ananya is also a member of Executive Committee of ICOMOS, India. Ananya is a member of the Steering Committee of the ICH NGO Forum comprising of NGOs accredited to UNESCO 2003 ICH Convention Committee and also a member of the editorial board of Heritage Alive – an initiative to collect and disseminate good practices on safeguarding ICH and case studies highlighting  ontribution of ICH to sustainable development. Ananya has participated in knowledge forums and symposiums organised by ICHCAP, CRIHAP, ICOMOS, UNITWIN, British Council, UNESCO etc.

This research project, Heritage Sensitive Intellectual Property and Marketing strategies: India (HIPAMS - INDIA), is funded by the British Academy's Sustainable Development Programme, supported under the UK Government's Global Challenges Research Fund 2018-2021.