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- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Democratic Republic of Congo
- El Salvador
- Palestinian Territories
- Republic of Moldova
- Sierra Leone
- South Africa
- South Korea
- South Sudan
- Sri Lanka
- The Gambia
- United States
- Social Issue
Ananya Banerjee is from India and has over seven years of entrepreneurial and advisory experience. She completed a double Bachelor’s degree in Law and in Arts from the University of Calcutta and a MicroMaster’s degree in Business Management from the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore. She has completed various certification courses related to entrepreneurship, design thinking, and strategy to help her navigate through the entrepreneurial world smoothly. She has recently exited her latest venture, Earnyt, a marketplace for the gig economy where she was the chief visionary, designer, and idea developer. She is simultaneously working with start-ups, incubator managers, and the Wadhwani Venture Fastrack team as a Start-up Fellow. Ananya has published her first book on how to achieve operational excellence for early-stage start-ups, based on a 6S framework she devised from her knowledge of lean six sigma and agile methodologies. Ananya ran Unico Legale and was the Founder (and later, Founding Partner) for more than 3 years. Her philanthropic venture “Know Your Business Better” helped many start-ups and traditional businesses become more data-driven. Her areas of interest include entrepreneurship and economic and leadership development. She has actively been a part of the entrepreneurial development sector and wishes to contribute continuously towards helping founders working with sustainable development goals.
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Daliya Ruth Manuel has been working as a Brand Manager at Vyakta, a workplace learning company based in Pune, India, for over three years. Daliya has been instrumental in managing Vyakta’s branding activities by using her expertise in social media management and designing to connect with the masses and effectively put across the brand’s story. Her learnings from the PG Certification program in Digital Marketing with a specialization in Branding and Communication at MICA has given a deeper understanding of the nuances of the digital media space. She traces her alma mater to the Asian School of Business, where she successfully pursued a Postgraduate Diploma in Management, with a specialization in Human Resource Management and Marketing. Daliya, being a keen people person, has donned the role of English Teacher at Nirmala School in Aluva for students from seventh through to twelfth grades, bringing about a drastic change in the students’ spoken language capabilities. She constantly endeavors towards making the world a better place in her own small way. In pursuit of this goal, she worked on an app that integrates farmers, under the mentorship of Ranveer Chandra, Principal Researcher, Microsoft. She is extremely passionate about people development. She considers emotional first aid as a vital, yet highly underutilized tool in addressing issues related to mental health.
Rachit Sharma has 10 years of diverse experiences in live events and campaigns for the nonprofit sector. Rachit is a Hotel Management graduate and holds a Master’s degree in Business Management with a specialty in Marketing. He is currently a Campaign Manager with Save the Children and has delivered successful campaigns with a focus on gender and children’s rights that have mobilized over four million people online and offline. He has led, overseen, and delivered the prestigious Centenary campaign for Save the Children with a focus on early childhood care and development. In 2015, as the National Consultant for Action/2015, a global platform of 4,000 organizations from 170 countries, Rachit delivered on the organizational ambition of spreading grassroots level awareness of the Sustainable Development Goals within India and globally. His introduction to the nonprofit sector was as a consultant with the Nobel Peace Prize-winning organization Doctors Without Borders, where he guided their strategy and delivered their communication and fundraising-focused campaign activities in India. His professional experience started while working on delivering international sports events like the Commonwealth Games, Arab Games, and Hockey India League. Through his diverse experience in managing projects ranging from large-scale sporting festivals to cause-based marketing campaigns, he has developed a keen ability to analyze a situation from all angles, foresee challenges, and build appropriate solutions. Rachit is a storyteller who enjoys strategizing on communication and mobilization initiatives and loves to cook in his free time.
Sana Salah is a water and sanitation expert with five years of experience in the implementation of sanitation projects and programs. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Zoology from the University of Calcutta in India and a Master’s degree in Environmental Studies from Nalanda International University. While working with the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs with the Government of India as a WASH and Knowledge Management Specialist for Swachh Bharat Mission, Clean India Mission, she helped in the drafting of national-level policies, guidelines, capacity building of government officials, and the improvement of the solid waste management, and sanitation practices in over 4,200 urban local bodies of India.
Sandeep Thullimalli is a public health professional with an interest in the development sector. After receiving his medical degree, Sandeep decided to pursue a path apart from clinical medicine in order to develop a broader understanding of the concept of “Health.” This motivated him to pursue a Master’s degree in Global Health from University of Glasgow in the United Kingdom, where he finally got a glimpse of health from an economic, sociological, and cultural perspective. He volunteered at a nonprofit organization focused on human rights and advocacy for refugees and asylum seekers in the United Kingdom. After earning his Master’s degree, Sandeep joined the organization Swasthya Swaraj based in India, where he worked for tribal communities located in some of the most remote districts in India for two years. Here, he provided primary medical services, training and facilitation about Malaria and nutrition, and regular assessment of the status of nutrition, malaria, and anemia in the community. He worked on a cross sectional descriptive study of intensive screening of children with presumptive TB across 70 villages in Kalahandi. Sandeep also worked with the organization Dakshas in Hyderabad for 8 months, where he helped with design and improved the efficiency of operational processes of various programs. Sandeep has experience of working in diverse settings and is eager to learn more about the development sector.
Shubham Tripathi has two years of experience in the nonprofit sector. He has earned his Bachelor’s degree in Archaeology from the Banaras Hindu University of Varanasi in India. While working as a Fellow in Teach For India, Shubham tried to understand several obstacles that have been influencing the quality of education and lives of children for many years. Some obstacles that he identified were child rights, ethnicity issues, sexual abuse, children with learning disabilities, and children with physical disabilities. Coming from a rather financially challenged background, he resonated with most of these challenges the children around him were facing and he became determined to fight for a cause bigger than himself. Through his experiences in the fellowship, he has developed a strong understanding of organizing and executing programs that have helped children grow and understand their position as future leaders in the world. Shubham is always excited about focusing his energy on youth empowerment and he believes young minds are amazing minds and they would do wonders, if not oppressed by issues that stunt their growth.
Sugandha Parmar has conducted research, written legal briefs and reports, and developed programs during her diverse experience in nonprofits, government organizations, think tanks, and research institutes. Sugandha is a graduate in Human Rights Law from the School of Oriental and African Studies in the United Kingdom and holds a Master’s degree in Women’s Studies from Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) in India. At TISS, she became a UKIERI scholar and was awarded a research fellowship for her study on violence against women in India. She deeply cares about human rights, education, and gender equality. Sugandha worked with India’s largest philanthropic organization to support the government to prioritize a child-focused approach. She co-founded ‘Women for Politics’ to promote gender equality in politics in South Asia.