Preeti Prada Panigrahi

India Programme Manager Urban95

Preeti Prada is India Programme Manager at the Bernard van Leer Foundation. She manages and monitors the Foundation’s partnerships with governments, civil society organisations and academic institutions in India. Preeti has significant expertise in public policy campaigns, participatory child and community practices, partnership development and programme implementation. She has also co-led psychosocial therapy for adolescent substance abusers and psychosocial counselling for children from red-light areas on preventive measures for HIV/AIDS, and worked with mainstream children to sensitise them on inclusivity for children with disabilities.

She has a first degree in Psychology and Sociology from Utkal University, and an MSc from London School of Economics. She has also completed an Executive Leadership Program on Child Development at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a postgraduate diploma in Child Rights Law from the National Law School of India University.