Bijal Brahmbhatt is currently the Director of Mahila Housing SEWA Trust (MHT). She is a civil engineer by training and is a recognised expert in habitat improvement, community development, and housing finance. She oversees the MHT’s operations at the national level. She has proven experience in conceptualising planning, managing, and providing support for slum upgradation programmes across India. Bijal has proven expertise in land tenure and renewable energy issues across India, and has authored several papers on habitat, housing finance, community development, and land tenure with World Bank, CEPT University, WIEGO etc.