Divya (she/her/hers) leads Women’s Deliver’s policy and advocacy program and strategies as it relates to health and sexual and reproductive health and rights, climate action, and economic justice and rights. She joined Women Deliver in February 2019 and built the organization’s research portfolio, especially for evidence-based advocacy.
Divya is an international development practitioner with over 15 years of work experience with a variety of multilateral development organizations in Asia, Europe, and the United States. These include Asian Development, Bank, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development-Development Assistance Committee, United Nations Development Programme, and The World Bank. Divya’s focus areas included institutional strategy and policy, resource mobilization, coalition building, and development financing and effectiveness. She also worked on on-the-ground development programs related to gender, education, health, and governance in Asia and the Pacific. Divya started her career working for The Hunger Project-India focusing on women’s empowerment issues, particularly women’s leadership in local government. She received her master’s degree in International Relations and International Economics from The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), Johns Hopkins University and her bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi.