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Aneek Chowdhury
Aneek Chowdhury

Research Associate

Aneek Chowdhury is a Research Associate at IWWAGE. He has completed his bachelor’s degree in Economics from Heramba Chandra College (City College South), University of Calcutta, and a master’s degree in Economics from Ambedkar University Delhi,

His current focus revolves around a comprehensive study on Capturing Women’s Unpaid Work. Aneek’s academic journey has nurtured a keen interest in areas such as game theory, social choice, and political economy,

Sayak Sinha
Sayak Sinha

Policy Manager

Sayak holds a masters in Public Policy and Governance from Azim Premji University, Bengaluru. He has worked on a range of policy issues and provided advisory to the Governments of Andhra Pradesh and Jharkhand. His hobbies include football, reading and cinema.

Arpita Paul
Arpita Paul

Senior Research Associate

Arpita Paul is a statistician cum demographer with over 10 years of quantitative research experience in public health, market research, survey implementation around RMNCH issues in different contextual settings. Her research activities mainly focused on social determinants of health and wellbeing, understanding various aspects of maternal & child health, factors determining the health, wellbeing and living arrangement of the elderly.

Before joining IWWAGE, she was working with Public Health Foundation of India, Gurugram where she was the lead analyst. She has substantial experiences in survey design, large scale data handling, and advanced statistical analysis along with expertise in various statistical software. She has a PhD in Demography from International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai and a post graduate degree in Statistics from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi.

In her spare time, she enjoys reading and dancing.

Surabhi Awasthi
Surabhi Awasthi

Senior Research Associate

Surabhi Awasthi is a Senior Research Associate at IWWAGE, and is currently working with the Strengthening Women’s Institutions for Agency and Empowerment (SWAYAM) for the National Rural Livelihood Mission. She has previously worked with the National Human RightsCommission as a consultant providing research support in the policy and research division on theissues related to women and children. Before joining Iwwage, she led the research team for theGeography of Philosophy Project based at IIT, Delhi, and headquartered at the University ofPittsburgh (USA). She is a trained qualitative researcher with experience in narrative inquiry andethnography; her research interests include gender, labor, and changing family institutions.Surabhi holds an M.Phil. in Social Work from the University of Delhi, where she was awarded aJunior Research Fellowship from the University Grants Commission, India. Through her work,she aims to bridge the gap between academia and practical policy goals, particularly related tofurthering women’s equality in India through education and welfare policy.In her free time Surabhi enjoys cooking and researching about food history and food science, andspend time with her cats.

Suchika Gupta
Suchika Gupta

Research Associate

Suchika is working as a Research Associate at IWWAGE. She has completed her Bachelors in Arts from Sri Venkateswara college, Delhi University and MSc in Economics from Symbiosis School of Economics, Pune. She is a research enthusiast and loves gardening, making crafts, doing yoga and is a big linguaphile in her free time. Her research interests include poverty, inequality, trade, gender, and other developmental areas.

Shreya Ghosh
Shreya Ghosh

Senior Policy and Advocacy Manager

Shreya Ghosh is Senior Policy and Advocacy Manager at IWWAGE. She is responsible for the execution of IWWAGE’s policy advocacy strategy and is the primary point of contact for various policymakers and policy influencers to engage in a constructive dialogue to advance women’s economic empowerment in India.

She has nearly thirteen years of experience across sectors including livelihoods, education and child protection, with gender and disability as cross cutting themes. She began her career with the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), GoI, and has thereafter worked with reputed organisations including Tata Trusts and Child Rights and You (CRY). Prior to joining IWWAGE, Shreya was the lead for policy and advocacy at CRY, where she was responsible for the development of evidence-based policy briefs, providing policy inputs into research reports, strategic engagement with policy stakeholders at national level and supporting the programme teams on advocacy for system strengthening.

Shreya holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai

Sruthi Kutty
Sruthi Kutty

Program Manager

Sruthi is a Program Manager (Research) at IWWAGE. In the past, she has donned various roles in the policy and government consulting realms working on a range of developmental issues with think tanks, government agencies, civil society organizations and citizens’ groups. Before joining IWWAGE, she worked with UN Women as the Coordinator of the Feminist Policy Collective.

Sruthi’s experience comprises of diverse engagements around feminist economics, women’s entrepreneurship, gender-sensitive urban planning as well as documenting the gendered impact of development projects. She holds a Bachelors degree in Engineering from Mumbai University, a Masters degree in Public Policy & Governance from Azim Premji University, Bangalore and a PG Diploma in Communications from Xavier Institute of Communications, Mumbai. She is generally always on a quest to find feminist perspectives in everyday life.

Prakriti Sharma
Prakriti Sharma

Senior Research Associate

Prakriti is a Senior Research Associate at IWWAGE. She holds a Post Graduate Degree from TERI School of Advanced Studies in Sustainable Development Practice. As a researcher, she has worked for organisations such as IFAD India, UNICEF Uganda and NITI Aayog where she has conducted on-field research studies, supervised primary and secondary data collection, led and conducted desk reviews, performed data analysis and co-authored various reports. Throughout her career, her core research interests have been gender and livelihoods.

Preeti Bawa
Preeti Bawa

Senior HR and
Administrative Manager

Flawless in administrative and HR skills, Preeti is passionate towards the operations work she is doing. She has robust and more than 17 years of experience in Admin and HR management especially in the Development Sector. Prior to moving to IWWAGE, Preeti worked as an Administration Manager with Catalyst, another project of LEAD (IFMR Society) at Krea University .

She has worked with FHI 360 for a decade in various capacities including Admin Officer and supporting Country Director. She has great counseling skills.

Preeti has an Economics degree from Delhi University, Diploma in Office Management from YMCA, and Operational Management Diploma from MIT and PGPM from Great Lakes Institute.

Pallavi Duggal
Pallavi Duggal

Communication Manager

I was last working as Communication and Advocacy Manager for Reckitt’s CSR programmes, namely School Hygiene Education Programme (Dettol) and The Birds and bees talk (Durex) under Dettol’s Banega Swasth India (DBSI) initiative. As far as my education goes, I have a master’s degree in Sociology from Jawaharlal Nehru University. I also come with experience in policy with a demonstrated history of working in the non-profit organization management industry. To name a few, I have worked with International Initiative for Impact Evaluation, Aga Khan Foundation, Teach for India. Skilled in strategic communications, advocacy, project management, research, Sociology, data analysis (qualitative) and gender studies.

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