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Career in Public Policy : Health Policy and Advocacy

Saturday, 24th July, 2021, 6pm – 7pm (IST)

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Dr. Nalini Kaushik

Managing Director, DevUp Global Pvt Ltd; Founder – ‘Bleed Equal’ Masters in Public Policy, NLSIU, Bangalore

Dr. Nalini Kaushik is a medically trained public policy professional. With her interest in the access dimension of health she counsels healthcare, pharmaceuticals and medical technology clients on diverse regulatory and policy issues to bring the required coherence to policy challenges, government regulations and patient outcomes. As a specialist in health advocacy and research, government affairs and communications; she works at the intersection of policy and political outcomes using inter-disciplinary approaches and stakeholder collaborations.

She is the Managing Director at DevUp Global- a health policy advocacy firm and also, is the founder of an advocacy platform BleedEqual that is working towards normalising menstrual health by raising awareness and building partnerships.

In past, she served as the Head- Policy and Partnerships at Aequitas Consulting Pvt. Ltd. In addition to this, she has worked with clients such as WHO-SEARO, PHFI, PPHF, Pharmaceutical organizations and health technology firms. Some of the key areas of her work include anti-microbial resistance, access to medicines (and IP rights), rare diseases policy, access to affordable (Rh) insulin, TMR for medical devices in India.

She holds a Master’s in Public Policy from the National Law School of India University (NLSIU) Bangalore and Bachelors in Dental Surgery from MDU, Haryana.

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Moderator : Sauraveswar Sen

Founder and Chief Mentor, Catalyst Learning Services, India

With a decade of experience in training students for competitive entrances, Sauraveswar established Catalyst in 2011 by switching gears from working as a Design Engineer with Mettler Toledo Inc. to what he was most passionate about – teaching. At 23, he was the youngest trainer delivering sessions at nationally reputed training institutes for GRE, GMAT, IELTS, CLAT & CAT. Sauraveswar was quick to identify the non-participation of Humanities/PureArts students as well as a lacuna with the application of the tenets of social science in professional core opportunities and he envisaged Catalyst as a bridge to minimise the gap between the prospects in Science-Commerce to that of Humanities. 

Till now, 1000+ students trained at Catalyst have been able to successfully craft a career as human service professionals and are working with multi-laterals like the UN, UNICEF, WHO, with Corporate Social Responsibility verticals, policy think tanks, national and international grass-root level organisations and social enterprises after successfully qualifying for the entrance tests and interviews of Bachelors-Masters-MPhil-PhD-Fellowship opportunities  at the leading institutions of social sciences in India and Abroad. In 2018, Sauraveswar was empanelled with Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Hyderabad Campus for Capacity Building Training for Campus Placements and then in 2021 with the TISS Guwahati Campus.   Sauraveswar and also contributes career related articles to ‘Prastuti’ of Anandabazar Patrika, ‘The Telegraph’, ‘Times of India’ ‘Femina’, ‘The Hindu’, ABP Education, NewsX, CNN-IBN. Sauraveswar was featured as a speaker by the International Women’s Day 2021 global platform for Catalyst’s contribution to   “Women creating impact by pursuing careers in social development”

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Catalyst Learning Services was established in 2011 in Kolkata, India with an aim to create prospective human service professionals who will enable people to overcome poverty, deprivation and unemployment. Today, the institute keeps the vision alive through extensive online teaching, research, policy support and field action programs. Every year by enabling students all across India to successfully qualify the Bachelors – Masters Entrance Tests, Interviews, MPhil-PhD support for social science programmes and fellowships, Catalyst continues to produce committed high quality prospective professionals in a range of social and human development sectors; law&justice, health, mental health, social epidemiology, clinical psychology, education and vocational skill development, human resource management, media and cultural studies, rural and urban development, livelihoods and social entrepreneurship, climate change, disaster management, public policy, regulatory governance, focused work on women, children, adolescents, youth, aged, disability studies, inclusivity and sustainability.