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Praveen Prasad

Praveen Prasad

Private Sector & External Relations

World Bank

NY, Other

I am an international economic development strategist and public policy expert. I love to solve problems, mobilize resources and instigate creative thinking on social, cultural and political issues that affect us on a global scale. I have lived in South Sudan, Darfur, Chad, and traveled to over 63 countries and I a...




The strongest of all warriors are these two -- Time and Patience. -Leo Tolstoy “The challenge of leadership is to be strong but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not a bully; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly” ~ Jime Rohn Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about th...
Project management, business development, strategy & planning, senior management, and communications

Learning about life, living and the world, books, philosophy, conversations, fashion, listening, stories, technology, fine tea and photography

Where I can inspire others and myself to do the best we can

Women Advancing Microfinance New York

President & Chair

Advancing women's leadership in the micro-finance sector globally. Connecting social entrepreneurs, thought leaders, practitioners and change-makers through personal, professional and leadership learning and development opportunities, convening's, and networking.



Strategy & Planning Director

TrustAfrica is a Pan-African Foundation (formerly the Special Initiative of the Ford Foundation). Aligning strategy,partnerships and resources to advance democracy and equitable business development in Africa. Connecting ideas-social entrepreneurship- technology and resources to address some of the most challenging economic issues in Africa.


The World Bank (Global Partnership for Education)

Private Sector/External Relations Specialist

I lead global public-private partnerships and collaboration t enable the world's most poorest and marginalized children to receive quality education.

Adventist Development& Relief International

Director of Programs- Chad/Sudan

Led multi-country humanitarian programs in Central and West Africa. Led human rights, gender, food security, peacebuilding and refugee related programs.

Council on Foundations

Graduate, Council on Foundations 2010-2011 Career Pathways program

Our Vision: The Council on Foundations' Career Pathways program will become one of the nation's premier programs to prepare philanthropic leaders and to help foundations and grantmakers acquire and retain the best management talent. It will foster diversity, inclusion, and excellence in philanthropic leadership for mid-career professionals.

Our Goal: We want to increase the number of candidates from diverse backgrounds in the leadership pipeline who are considered for, appointed to, and retained in senior and executive positions in philanthropic organizations.

Our Belief: We strongly believe in the links among diversity, inclusiveness, and effectiveness. Our conviction is based on research and is an institutionally held value that compels the Council to equip members with a variety of management tools, including talent acquisition, recruitment, retention, and leadership preparation.

Career medium 04

World Health Organization


Program development, communications strategy and resource mobilization in conflict/emergency settings globally.

Columbia University in the City of New York

Master of Public Administration (MPA), Finance and Management

University of Sydney

Master of Arts (M.A.)