Ravi Verma

Ravi Verma
Regional Director, Asia Regional Office
Bio: 

Ravi Verma is regional director for the International Center for Research on Women's (ICRW) Asia Regional Office in New Delhi, India. In this role, Verma leads ICRW’s local and regional efforts to conduct research, provide technical support, build capacity and partake in policy dialogue on an array of issues, including adolescent girls, reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, gender-based violence, engaging men and boys and economic development.

Verma brings more than 25 years of programmatic research experience in reproductive health, gender mainstreaming and HIV in South Asia. Prior to joining ICRW in 2007, he was a program associate with Population Council/Horizons, where he collaborated with partners to design, implement and evaluate innovative operations research projects on gender and HIV. For more than 20 years, he was a professor in the department of population policies and programs at the International Institute for Population Sciences in Mumbai, India. While there, Verma managed multi-faceted, collaborative intervention research projects and conducted national studies on reproductive health, fertility, family planning and sexual behaviors.

Expertise: 

HIV and AIDS, Engaging Men and Boys, Population and Reproductive Health, Violence Against Women

Languages Spoken: 

English, Hindi, Marathi

Education: 

Verma holds a doctorate in social sciences from the Indian Institute of Technology and a master's in psychology from the University of Allahabad in India.

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