My work experience in the field of international development spans several areas, including project management, monitoring, evaluation and consulting. I have also worked on short-term projects in development communications and theater-for-reconciliation. The organizations I have worked with are based in South Asia, the Pacific, Southern Africa, Subsaharan Africa, Europe and the US. In all these projects, I have attempted to understand the strengths and limitations of existing development interventions while trying to develop innovative approaches rooted in my research.
Through my varied work experiences, my understanding of development has evolved to absorb insights from multiple professional fields and academic disciplines. I have come to see development as a holistic process that cuts across many complex social dynamics. These insights have become part of the inspiration for my work in film and photography, as well as for my research in my current capacity as a Gates Cambridge scholar at the Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge.
Some of my work has been featured in a profile by my alma mater Dartmouth College.
The projects I have worked on include:
Several consulting projects in East and Western Africa including acting as qualitative lead on programme evaluations and formative research shaping educational development programmes
Bachpan Bachao Andolan (Save the Childhood Movement, under the leadership of Kailash Satyarthi, the 2014 laureate of the Nobel Peace Prize), New Delhi (India)
Indian National Education Policy framework
Full Stop - national campaign against child sexual abuse
United World Colleges (Marshall Islands, Nepal, Slovakia, UK)
Design of selection procedures for a newly established selection committee awarding scholarships to high school students in the Marshall Islands
Work on outreach and developing selection procedures suitable for diverse groups of applicants in Nepal
Assessment of applications and interviewing candidates in Slovakia, Marshall Islands, Nepal and the UK
PharmaSecure, New Delhi (India)
Impact evaluation and strategy development for psConnect, a patient engagement platform
Field research on affordability of hepatitis medicine and intervention design of affordability-based segmentation of patients for targeted medicine discounts
The Learning Center, Kathmandu (Nepal)
Impact evaluation and monitoring of Partners in Education, a private-public remedial education program
James Nachtwey Studio, New York (USA)
Studio management for the war photographer James Nachtwey
Youth Bridge Global, Mostar (Bosnia and Herzegovina) and Majuro (Marshall Islands)
Production of Shakespearean plays aimed at conflict resolution and aiding underperforming education systems
Dartmouth Volunteer Teaching Program, Majuro (Marshall Islands)
Teaching and curriculum development in the Marshall Islands