In this Episode 3, Our Guest is Mr. Shantanu Gupta from India. Shantanu Gupta is an Indian author and political analyst. He has authored six books including Education Policy in India: Voice Choice and Incentives, The Monk Who Became Chief Minister which is a biography of the 22nd Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh - Yogi Adityanath.
He has worked with a leading policy think tank, the Centre for Civil Society (CCS), for policy research and advocacy for the education domain. Before that he worked for UNICEF’s Integrated District Approach (IDA) project in Lalitpur, a remote district in the hinterlands of Uttar Pradesh. Working very closely with the local government to improve the service delivery for education, health, sanitation, and women & child welfare programs. He has worked as a management and consultant for about a decade across several countries including India, Switzerland, Cyprus, Hungary, Israel, and United Kingdom before leaving the corporate career for his passion to be in the social sector. He is a postgraduate from the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), University of Sussex (UK) in Governance and Development and has done his research projects on E-governance, Local Governance, and Public service delivery with eminent professors and development professionals. Before this, he has completed his Post Graduate Certification in Business Management from XLRI, Jamshedpur. He is the Founder & Director of the Young United Voluntary Action (YUVA) Foundation is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to the bring happiness and prosperity to the people through economic, political, and social freedom. YUVA Foundation aims to bring holistic development to India through youth lead reforms in education, livelihoods, and governance.
Four Thematic Areas of YUVA Foundation
YUVA Paathshaala – Skilling Youth
YUVA Sansad – Bringing Political Awareness in Youth
YUVA Ek Khoj – Researching Reality by Youth
Swastha Bharat – Healthy and Peaceful India
Find YUVA on FB: http://www.facebook.com/pages/YUVAFoundationIndiaThis show is co-hosted by Shivika Aggrawal. Shivika is a Socio-civil engineer. As an Aavishkaar fellow, she is undergoing training to learn unique study models which aim to nurture curiosity, creativity & critical thinking through science & maths education.
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