Mr. H. R. Dave is the Deputy Managing Director of NABARD, the Development Bank for Rural India. Passionate about the environment, Mr. Dave led NABARD to a more renewable future, becoming accredited as the Direct Access Entity under Green Climate Fund, Adaptation Fund and National Adaptation Fund for Climate Change (NAFCC). NABARD has channelized these funds into building climate change resilience of rural livelihoods and promoting climate smart agriculture.
Mr. Dave is currently leading NABARD’s interventions in the climate action space, creating a climate fund out of the companies profits. Under his guidance, NABARD recently implemented a climate action campaign on the need for water in 100,000 villages in India, with participation of over 4,000 NGO partners of NABARD and over 500,000 village water volunteers. Prior to assuming the charge of DMD of NABARD, Mr. Dave has held various positions in NABARD, including that of Director of Bankers Institute of Rural Development. He has also been extensively involved in providing advisory services to national and international agencies.