I am..

First name / Last name

Sharda Vishwanathan

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About me

fields of expertise

Story-writing, research and mentoring in areas as diverse as financial literacy, gender empowerment

I´m constantly looking for

Funding and Talent support

My profile

A development sector professional, having worked in areas as diverse as urban planning, governance, gender empowerment and social enterprise.

I am passionate about using the digital space for empowering the society and improving citizen participation at varied levels. I strongly believe in the power to of education and the ways in which it can act as a catalyst in empowering communities. It is this belief that was instrumental in my choice of working within the education domain.

My recent employment was with Aidha, a Singapore-based not-for-profit organization that provides financial literacy and management skills to foreign domestic workers and lower-income women in Singapore so that they can create sustainable futures for themselves through financial education. Prior to that, I have worked with funding organizations and social enterprises in India. In December 2016, I was invited to the Global Entrepreneurship Community 2016 organized by the Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Centre to be part of the (ALT)Ed- Alternative Education cluster and propose solutions towards making education more holistic and expanding learning opportunities for students across Malaysia.

I am extremely passionate about using technology to empower people at varied levels. It’s this passion that has shaped my career- from working on crowd-sourced maps to designing games to address issues around education, gender equality and governance.

I have a Master’s in Gender, Media and Culture from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a Master’s in Ancient History from Jawaharlal Nehru University.

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