Prerna Kumar

Technical Specialist

Prerna Kumar works as a Technical Specialist with ICRW Asia. She has extensive experience in social sciences research, program evaluation, policy review, behavior change communication, capacity building and advocacy. She has primarily worked in the field of Public Health with a focus on HIV, Maternal and Child Health, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights; Gender; and Health and Technology. She has managed and led several country-wide research projects and program evaluation studies for various national and international organizations.

At ICRW Asia, she’s leading “Plan-It Girls – Empowerment and Employability for Adolescent Girls”, a research intervention aimed at enabling young girls to transition from education to employment, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. She is also leading the evaluation of the Women and Water Alliance funded by Gap Inc. and USAID.

Prerna is an advocate of sustainable and scalable intervention programs. Prior to ICRW, she supported a mHealth startup in India. She has also worked with organizations such as Johns Hopkins University, Center for Communication Programs; BBC Media Action; International Planned Parenthood Federation; Clinton Health Access Initiative; Asian Forum of Parliamentarians on Population and Development; Ernst and Young; Action Aid; and Tata Institute of Social Sciences.

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Education: Prerna has a PhD from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences.
Languages: English, Hindi
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Advocacy, Employment and Enterprises, Health, HIV and AIDS, HIV-Related Stigma and Discrimination, Reproductive Empowerment, Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

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