Amit leads the livelihoods portfolio for the Global Development Incubator (GDI) in India. Headquartered in Washington DC, GDI has launched and scaled transformational development ventures and social impact solutions across the globe including but not limited to Co-Impact, Convergence, GFEMS, Unorthodox Philanthropy, Refugee Investment Network. Previously, Amit lead the regional program strategy and grants management for the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery (GFEMS) for India and Bangladesh. An incubatee of GDI, GFEMS is a Washington DC based fund backed by the US (J/TIP), UK (FCDO) and Norwegian (NORAD) governments in addition to private foundations and aims to combat human trafficking and forced labour. Previously, Amit led the philanthropy portfolio for Credit Suisse in India and the sustainability portfolio for Godrej Properties. In the past, Amit has worked with UNICEF as State Coordinator – Monitoring & Evaluation for the state of Bihar in India and been part of the founding teams of two early stage ventures focussed on healthcare education. Amit is an alumnus of Maastricht University having graduated with a double master’s in Public Policy and Human Development (jointly with United Nations University).


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