The P3E program enabled me to interact with policy experts I’ve followed for years. Great balance of field visits, that help shed preconceived notions; participative classroom and Webinar sessions, that shaped my critical thinking through rigorous discussions and the “Hands On Project” (HOP) that help us experience governance from a practitioner’s perspective. The delegates and the VIF team are extremely supportive and fun and I’ve made many friends.
I joined the first edition of P3E in January and I have to say that it is truly one of the best part-time public policy programmes out there! The programme has a diverse blend of academically bent lectures, interactive sessions, and panel discussions to understand the policy-making space with various kinds of stakeholders in the industry. It combines theoretical learning with practical application through a variety of activities and especially the Hands-on project, which gave us the exposure while working with a bureaucrat on areas of national policy priorities.
P3E is a novel idea in policy education! The quality and mix of speakers, teachers as well as peers in the cohort is top notch! The highlight being the “hands-on project” where we solve actual challenges and closely observe how government functions. The course is rigorous, so be up for it!
2019 Monsoon Batch – Mandira has education in Marketing (MBA Marketing, NMIMS Mumbai), with sales and marketing experience in the FMCG sector for the likes of Unilever and Coca Cola, followed by entrepreneurial experience building an online retail business in Nigeria. She currently provides freelance digital marketing services to start-ups and small businesses. Her areas of passion are sustainable development, good governance, education and improving the lives of Indians from all echelons of society.
2019 Monsoon Batch – Currently engaged with Sattva, a social impact consulting and implementation firm, he works on skill development and non-profit capacity building initiatives. He has previously engaged with Digital Impact Square, TEDx and Office of the MP, Jodhpur. He is also a passionate photographer and likes to learn Indic grassroots knowledge. A big believer of policy, technology and behaviour change, he wants to leverage these for creating impact.
2019 Monsoon Batch – Raghav is a career armed forces officer. He is interested in geopolitics, IR, security, information operations and politics. He has been a Kautilya Fellow in India Foundation & has done a graduate certificate program in strategic studies from Takshashila Foundation. He has a masters degree in Military Studies & is currently pursuing another masters degree in strategic studies. His hobbies include reading, writing, ideation and travel.
2019 Winter Batch – Viraj is a graduate in production engineering and currently leads the Indian sub-continent for GOGLA – a global industry association of off-grid solar companies. He has worked for – ZS Associates; Greenlight Planet and KisanKraft. He has also led his own social business – GramGati focused on rural distribution in India. He has travelled across all 29 states in India and 12 other countries in the world, and aspires to be part of the Civil Services fraternity.
2019 Monsoon Batch – Shahzor is a Software Engineer by profession with 7+ yrs experience in this area. Planning a transition in career to public policy analysis and development, he is currently pursuing courses in Economics and Public Policy. He is interested in the economics of the development sector, especially in employment generation policies.
2019 Winter Batch – Vinay seeks to increase participatory governance at the local level as he hopes that it can help rationalize expenditure while improving outcomes. With a firm belief that empathy and empowerment can ease bottlenecks in social impact initiatives, he has connected and wishes to continue connecting (aspiring) change agents to find solutions, as would a butterfly, while cross pollinating in a flower garden.
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