Founder:

Akanksha Arora

A graduate in Science and Law, from Gujarat National Law University and a double graduate in Public Policy from the Centre for Civil Society, she has also pursued a course on Social Impact Strategy from the University of Pennsylvania.

A certified Digital Evidence Analyst and Cyber Crime Investigator, she has previously held Directorial, Managerial and Editorial Positions at various organisations of import. Her previous associations with NGOs like PUCL, Asha Parivar, Helping Hands, to name a few, helped her gain hands on experience in grassroots intervention.

Recognising the multi-pronged challenges of quality, accessibility and knowledge in our educational, social and political establishments, she is working on expanding the scope of equitability, awareness and ability through training, research and advocacy. Through grassroots interventions, she is also addressing the resource handicap so that citizen empowerment can be a reality through democratic engagements.

Founder: 

Tanya Chandra

A graduate in Arts and Law, from Gujarat National Law University, she went ahead to pursue a course on Social Impact Strategy from the University of Pennsylvania. While studying law enriched her perception of how public institutions and civil interventions can drive social change, her previous associations with NGOs like Teach for India and Sulabh International, augmented her interest in the field of Public Policy Implementation.

Focusing on social inclusion and gender neutrality for attaining sustainable policy solutions, she is working to make gender inclusion the focal point of all discourses that concern women and children. She also works for making policy awareness a citizen driven tool of achieving social and political goals.

Mentor:

Dr. Kaushiki Sanyal

She is the co-Founder and CEO of a public policy consulting, training and research start-up, Sunay Policy Advisory Pvt. Ltd. She has authored two books — Oxford India Short Introduction to Public Policy in India and Shaping Policy in India: Advocacy, Alliances, Activism (both with Oxford University Press) — and several other articles and book chapters.

Her work experiences include stints at PRS Legislative Research, Bharti Institute of Public Policy, Indian School of Business, NDTV and Capital IQ. She has also provided her invaluable advice and has worked on projects with the World Bank, Vidhi Centre for Legal Policy, Kamonohashi Project (Japan), and Rajiv Gandhi Foundation. She is an alumna of the US Department of State’s prestigious International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) and holds an MA in Political Science and a PhD in International Relations from the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.