Director – WASH (South Asia)
Dr. Y. Malini Reddy leads Athena Infonomics’ strategic initiatives and operations pertaining to its water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) portfolio in South Asia. She and her strong team on the ground work closely with development and government agencies, the private sector, and academia, blending applied research, capacity-building, and outreach to improve systems, practices, and outcomes. Her current areas of interest include innovations, climate resilience, behaviour change communication, and accountability.
Malini Reddy brings to Athena Infonomics more than 25 years of experience in management, urban governance, and service delivery. A specialist in WASH, she has led and managed high-value, complex, multi-year, and impactful programmes across the WASH, urban infrastructure, health, and education sectors.
Over the years, Malini’s research and consulting experience has spanned social marketing, inclusion and gender equity, ICT for development, monitoring and evaluation, impact assessment, and building the WASH innovations ecosystem. She has published extensively, sits on editorial boards and committees, and is a regularly invited speaker in numerous forums.