Dr. Priyamvada Singh

Priyamvada Singh is a social scientist with a deep commitment to addressing social inequalities particularly concerning women and girls’ rights to health, education and development. Over the past 28 years, she has developed and managed innovative education, health and HIV-AIDS programmes for rural and urban youth, marginalised groups, sex workers and people living with HIV. Currently, she is the State Head, Rajasthan, India Health Action Trust.She has managed and led several prestigious projects like Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) funded ‘ICHAP’, Swedish International Development Co-operation Agency (SIDA) and Department for International Development (DFID) funded ‘Lok Jumbish’ Education for All, CARE India’s Girls’ Primary Education, Save the Children and UNICEF funded ‘RMNCH+A’ Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal, Child Health and Adolescents.  These projects influenced the broader policy framework and programme guidelines at the state and national levels. A firm believer in collaborative working, she has successfully worked with diverse range of stakeholders including academic institutions, community based structures, civil society and government systems. She brings to the organisation an in-depth understanding of organisational development, policy advocacy, governance and leadership, program development and execution, management of projects, partnerships and resources. She serves on the non-profit boards of Disha Foundation, Bal Sansar Sanstha and as a member of Rotary E-Club of Houston, USA. She has authored several publications on education and HIV/AIDS. She holds LLB, MBA and Master’s degree in History and Philosophy, and has received her Ph.D from the University of Rajasthan, Jaipur.