Celine started her career working with migrant families living on the streets of Mumbai, through her NGO (SPARC) Society for the Promotion of Area Resource Centers. In 1996 she along with others initiated Slum Dwellers International (SDI), a movement of the urban poor in different countries, created to build voice and identity for informal settlements in cities around housing and basic services. Presently, Celine is a visiting researcher at the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) and works on the locally led climate change adaptation and resilience agenda. In 2003-04, Celine was chosen to the Yale World Fellows Program, Yale University, USA.
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