With an experience of nearly two decades in environmental communication, outreach and capacity building, Alka Tomar has been conducting research (KAPs, M & E, Baselines), developing strategic communication and mobilisation approaches on climate change, biodiversity, water and sanitation issues. She has specialisation in “climate change communication, environmental research and communication”. Formally as Founding Director of various environmental initiatives, she has been responsible for project planning, design, and management on various contemporary green issues.
As Founding Festival Director of CMS VATAVARAN - International Environment & Wildlife Film Festival and Forum (2001 - 2014), she has established innovative credible platform for discourses with filmmakers, environmentalists, environmental organisations, media, youth, educators, students, policymakers, corporates, defence, jail inmates, research think-tanks and civil societies
Her doctoral research focuses on communicating climate change from Stirling University, Scotland. She is also 2012 US International Visitors Leadership Programme Fellow on "Climate Change and Clean Energy”. Ms Tomar is also member of IUCN Commission on Education and Communication (CEC). She has also been to UK, USA, Istanbul, Korea, Durban and Nepal.
Ms Tomar has been on jury of various prestigious festivals and programmes such as PCRA Painting Competition; Vasundhra Environment Awards of International Film Festival (IFFI), Govt of India, Goa, Dec 2011; Online short film competition called Life. Nature.You.Make the Connection as part of WWF International's 50th Anniversary, Dec 2011; Dell Go Green Challenge Competition, August 2010; TERI and Tetra Pak “Kabbad Se Juggad” Competition, April 2010 and Green Film Festival in Seoul, Korea, May 2006.