Namrata Sehgal is a self-employed architect and communication designer with nine years of experience, including four years in the nonprofit sector as a digital media marketing and design professional. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in architecture from Amity University, Uttar Pradesh, and a Master’s degree in information arts and design from Srishti Manipal Institute in Bangalore. Namrata has worked with nonprofits to promote education and environmental conservation, primarily in underserved areas, applying design thinking tools and strategizing effective digital media campaigns. Her identity design and fundraising campaigns enabled a nonprofit focusing on environmental conservation through afforestation to achieve 20% above its fundraising goal. Namrata spearheaded the design of an ecosystem in Northern India by planting native species utilizing the essential components of environmentally responsible behavior and simultaneously inculcating community participation among the locals. As Communications Fellow at Collaborating for Resilience (CoRe), Namrata manages communications and outreach across program areas and supports development of curriculum materials and programs that build capacity of civil society partners to drive governance innovations. Namrata’s role also encompasses identification of insights and distinctive voices from comparative analysis of outcomes across partnership working sites working towards systemic change, building out the organization’s visibility and partnership networks, and communication of lessons for policy and practice. Additionally, Namrata is the Head of Decor at F of X and Fuel Human Festival. She has acquired digital media marketing skills and event planning expertise through these experiences. Namrata strongly believes in environmental conservation and youth empowerment.
Host Organization: Collaborating for Resilience (CoRe)
Role at Host Organization: As the Communications Fellow at Collaborating for Resilience, Namrata will gain experience in principles of multi-stakeholder dialogue to promote citizen engagement in policy reform and implementation and will apply these principles through one or more international partnerships. The Fellow will manage communications and outreach across one or more program areas, and support development of curriculum materials and programs that build the capacity of civil society partners to drive governance innovations. The Fellow will identify insights and distinctive voices from comparative analysis of outcomes across different partnership sites working towards systems change, build out the organization’s visibility and partnership networks, and communicate lessons for policy and practice.