Ms. Seta Tutundjian, Director of Programs at ICBA since 2018, is a visionary and strategic social change champion for sustainability, climate change mitigation and adaptation and social responsibility.
She is a seasoned leader in advancing sustainable development having led the formulation and implementation of several complex, multi- sectoral transformational change programs that promoted a greener and more sustainable economy and culture, as well as more efficient and responsive organizations. This involved building partnerships and alliances; policy and institutional reform, formulating strategies and tactical communications and advocacy initiatives; mobilizing resources; and organizing grass-root community action.
Programs Ms. Tutundjian led are used as case studies for best practices. For example, the Water Efficiency and Public Information for Action project is used as a case study for international development by the Center for International Development at Harvard University and is presented in three marketing handbooks by Philip Kotler and Nancy Lee. The Community Based Initiatives program is also presented in Philip Kotler and Nancy Lee’s Social Marketing Handbook. The Instituting Water Demand Management project won the Global Water Intelligence distinction award in the Water Efficiency Project of 2010.
Ms. Tutundjian has extensively worked in the water, environment, energy and agricultural sectors, and is a recipient of several awards including, the prestigious Superior Honor Award by the Government of the United States of America in 2012.
She joined ICBA in 2014 as the Director of Partnerships and Knowledge Management leading Resource Mobilization, Communications and Knowledge Management, and Capacity Building. In August 2018 she assumed the role of Director of Programs leading three programs: Sustainable Natural Resource Management; Crop Diversification & Genetics; and Partnership & Resource Mobilization. Since joining Ms. Tutundjian has also been serving as the Secretary to the ICBA Board of Directors.