Manjari Foundation - Developing women's organizations at the grassroots.

Mr. Shouvik Mitra

Mr. Shouvik Mitra is one of the Board of Directors of Manjari Foundation. Mr. Mitra is based in New Delhi and working with World Bank in India. He has over 20 years of professional experience in the field of rural development with domain expertise in pro-poor livelihood value chain development, social inclusion and social mobilization as well as inclusive finance. He has Worked directly with bilateral organizations like World Bank, Food and Agriculture Organistion of the United Nations (FAO), DFID, etc. as consultant; international and national level NGOs – Freedom from Hunger and PRADAN as staff, and non directly with foundations – Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Sir Dorabji Tata Trust, Sir Ratan Tata Trust; cooperatives – Mother Dairy; corporate CSR wings – DSM Netherlands; various local NGOs and secondary support organizations – Centre for Micro Finance; academic institutions – Xavier’s Institute of Management (XIM), KIIT School of Rural Management (KSRM).

Have extensive field experience in the poorer states of India like Rajasthan, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal and Maharashtra as well as in developing countries like Nepal and Pakistan. Awarded the prestigious Fulbright – Hubert H Humphrey Fellowship in 2009 (a mid career professional development program, supported by the US Department of State) to study and work in USA. Co Founded “OUTLIERS Development Services Pvt Ltd”, a start up company to provide techno managerial services to the development sector with focus on the developing countries.