Akanksha is a Senior Associate, Academy, at Centre for Public...

Akanksha Gupta

Senior Associate, Academy
 

Akanksha Gupta

Position: Senior Associate, Academy
Categories: Academy, Research

Akanksha is a Senior Associate, Academy, at Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR). She completed her graduation in Political Science from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai and her post-graduation in International Studies from Durham University, UK. She wrote her dissertation on India’s Nuclear Proliferation and its basis in India’s Non-Alignment Policy. With her deep interest in global and national politics, she went on to work as a Political Consultant. She worked on state elections like Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, Odisha and Haryana. Simultaneously, she also worked on various state-level and national-level policies and wrote reports on topics like Increasing Women’s Labour Force Participation in India and India’s Burgeoning Gig Economy. Beyond Politics, Psychology and Defence Studies, Akanksha enjoys her weekend getaways, practising yoga, baking, and chilling with Netflix.

 

Publications by Akanksha

Angela Cicily Joseph is a Senior Associate, Academy at Centre...

Angela Cicily Joseph

Senior Associate, Academy
 

Angela Cicily Joseph

Position: Senior Associate, Academy
Email: [email protected]
Categories: Academy

Angela Cicily Joseph is a Senior Associate, Academy at Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR). She completed her graduation in Sociology from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai and her postgraduation in Applied Sociology from Christ (deemed to be) University, Bengaluru. Her postgraduation dissertation focused mainly on the Construction of Masculinity. During her studies, she worked on research projects in the fields of Livelihood, Education and Disaster Studies with the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. Prior to joining CPPR, Angela was with Affluenz Financial Services India Private Limited where she was involved in a research project on Financial Literacy and Inclusion. She also volunteers at schools to conduct gender sensitisation programmes. Her areas of interests include Diaspora Studies, Education, Livelihood and Social Demography.

Anisree Suresh is an Associate, Research and Client Management, at...

ANISREE SURESH

Associate, Research & Client Management
 

ANISREE SURESH

Position: Associate, Research & Client Management
Categories: Business Development, Research

Anisree Suresh is an Associate, Research and Client Management, at Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR). She completed her B.A in Political Science from Carmel College, Goa and M.A in International Studies from School of International and Area Studies, Goa University. She has done a couple of research internships from reputed research institutions of IR. Her master’s dissertation was on BIMSTEC and Indo-Pacific and published a research paper on the same. Her research interests pertain to security studies, South Asia, Indo-Pacific, IR theory and gender.

 

Publications by Anisree

April Suzanna Varkey is an Associate, Research at CPPR. She is...

April Suzanna Varkey

Associate, Research
 

April Suzanna Varkey

Position: Associate, Research
Categories: Research

April Suzanna Varkey is an Associate, Research at CPPR. She is a CA finalist and a B.Com. graduate with majors in Accountancy and Finance. As part of the chartered accountancy course, she did her three years of articleship from Sankar and Moorthy Chartered Accountants, Trivandrum. Her association with CPPR began with a two months’ internship as Research Intern. April is interested in engaging in activities that create a social impact. She has volunteered in the audio recording of books for The Kerala Federation of the Blind, edited a book on creating awareness among teachers and parents on online abuse of children and cyber security laws, for the Kerala Police Academy and has participated in the International Conference for Gender Equality – II as a rapporteur.

Anu Anna Jo is a Senior Associate, Research at CPPR....

Anu Anna Jo

Senior Associate, Research
 

Anu Anna Jo

Position: Senior Associate, Research
Categories: Research

Anu Anna Jo is a Senior Associate, Research at CPPR. Anu, by qualification holds an M.sc. in Economics (specialised in Environmental Economics) from Madras School of Economics and B.A. Honors Economics from Jesus and Mary College, Delhi University. She has been associated with Madras School of Economics as a Research Assistant since 2018 on various projects. She has also interned with Dept. of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Government of India in 2014.

Anu Maria Francis is an Associate, Research at Centre for...

Anu Maria Francis

Associate, Research
 

Anu Maria Francis

Position: Associate, Research
Categories: Research

Anu Maria Francis is an Associate, Research at Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR). She completed her graduation in Law from National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi. She has worked as UPSC exam trainer and mentor with many coaching institutions in Kerala. She has also interned with a couple of organisations like Kerala State Information Commission, ACTIONAID India, Ceat Tyres Ltd, Biocon Pharma Ltd, Khaitan and Co Law Firm etc. Her academic interests pertain to legal and governance issues and education. She also has experience in handling business ventures.

Former Executive Director of Kerala State Literacy Mission, Special Private...

Dr Gopinath Panangad

Consultant, Projects
 

Dr Gopinath Panangad

Position: Consultant, Projects
Categories: Projects

Former Executive Director of Kerala State Literacy Mission, Special Private Secretary to Minister for Tourism, Fisheries and Excise, Government of Kerala, Project Chief at Kerala State Women’s Commission and Deputy General Manager of Kerala State Fisheries Federation. Dr Gopinath started his career in All India Radio, where he bagged National Award in Broadcasting followed by an overseas training programme in Advanced Communication by visiting England, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands and Switzerland. He holds MSW and PhD degrees.

Jithin is a renowned lawyer whose expertise is in Banking...

Jithin Paul Varghese

Consultant, Legal
 

Jithin Paul Varghese

Position: Consultant, Legal
Categories: Operations

Jithin is a renowned lawyer whose expertise is in Banking laws, Civil laws and Constitutional matters with over 10 years of experience. He holds a BA LLB (Hons.) degree from the National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi, Kerala and an LLM from M G University, Kottayam, Kerala.

Manoj is a policy enthusiast having expertise in Coalition Building...

Manoj Mathew

Consultant (Strategies & Partnerships)
 

Manoj Mathew

Position: Consultant (Strategies & Partnerships)
Categories: Business Development, Operations

Manoj is a policy enthusiast having expertise in Coalition Building & Strategic Partnership Development, he has served in various senior roles at several Indian and international non-profit organisations. He is the founder and promoter of Policy Talks based in New Delhi and an advisory member to the Amity Institute of Public Policy at Amity University, Noida. He was also the Policy Project Consultant for the Delhi-NCR Region for CPPR for many years. Manoj was involved in various UN consultations and facilitated youth workshops in post-conflict societies in Africa & Asia. He was instrumental in championing the policy reforms in the Bamboo sector in India during his engagement as a key member of the senior management team at Centre for Civil Society. Manoj is well travelled, worked and lived in Manila and Paris engaged in global advocacy for addressing student poverty and peace building. He is a graduate in both Commerce, and Journalism and Communication and has 19 years of extensive experience in non-profit sector and volunteers for several initiatives.

J Paul Zachariah is Coordinator, Business Development and Partner Relations...

J Paul Zachariah

Coordinator, Business Development and Partner Relations
 

J Paul Zachariah

Position: Coordinator, Business Development and Partner Relations
Email: [email protected]
Categories: Business Development

J Paul Zachariah is Coordinator, Business Development and Partner Relations at CPPR. He works with the Chairman on the strategic development of CPPR and building partnerships. Paul is a blogger and writes for CPPR blog on topics like international relations and security. A graduate in Economics, he has also undergone training in NGO management at the Department of Training, YMCAs of India and International YMCA University of Applied Sciences in Germany. Before joining CPPR, he was the General Secretary and CEO of YMCA Thrissur for over 7 years. His interests are reading, travelling and photography.

Lizbeth is an Associate Research at Centre for Public Policy...

Lizbeth Godwin

Associate, Research
 

Lizbeth Godwin

Position: Associate, Research
Categories: Research

Lizbeth is an Associate Research at Centre for Public Policy and Research (CPPR). She has completed her graduation in Economics from Govt. College for Women, Trivandrum where she received the title of ‘All Rounder of the Year’ and post-graduation in MSc. Economics with specialization in Urban Development from Symbiosis International University. She did her dissertation on ” An Analysis of Customer Satisfaction from Public Bus: A Case Study of KSRTC Bus Services”. She has interned with various organisations in the research field such as International Institute of Corporate and Social Responsibility, OSG Analytics and Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy.  She also worked with Stories Worth Sharing Organization, Delhi as their Associate Partner and was the City head of Trivandrum.  Her key areas of research interest include Urban Mobility, Urban Governance and Behavioural Economics. She has also volunteered in making audiobooks for visually impaired students and initiated a social media campaign ‘Why Not Dark” to fight against colourism.

Prasant is head of operations at CPPR. He comes with...

Prasant Jena

Senior Officer, Operations
 

Prasant Jena

Position: Senior Officer, Operations
Categories: Operations

Prasant is head of operations at CPPR. He comes with over 18 years of experience in the Corporate and Development sector. He looks after the daily administration of CPPR and oversees the projects and activities.

Raju T Mathews has been working with CPPR since 2008....

Raju T Mathews

Chief Accounts Officer

 

Raju T Mathews

Position: Chief Accounts Officer

Email: [email protected]
Categories: Operations

Raju T Mathews has been working with CPPR since 2008. He has an MBA degree (with specialisation in Financial Management) from Berhampur University in 1988. He has more than two decades of experience working with various business organisations.

Rajesh M K

Creative Designer
 

Rajesh M K

Position: Creative Designer
Email: [email protected]
Categories: Communications

Salahuddin Ayyub is a Research Consultant at CPPR and has...

Dr Salahuddin Ayyub

Consultant, Research
 

Dr Salahuddin Ayyub

Position: Consultant, Research
Categories: Research

Salahuddin Ayyub is a Research Consultant at CPPR and has more than 10 years of research and teaching experience. He holds both graduate and postgraduate degrees in Economics and MPhil and PhD degrees in International Trade. He specialises in International Trade Policy research, International Relations and Islamic Studies. He has worked with Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, Centre for WTO Studies (Ministry of Commerce, Government of India), National University of Educational Planning and Administration (NUEPA) and Evalueserve – a multinational research firm. Salahuddin has published several research papers in renowned journals and books and regularly writes for magazines and newspapers on economic and social issues. He has an extensive list of presentations in esteemed national and international conferences. He has a good command of Urdu, Arabic, Hindi and English languages. He has worked for PwC, DFID (UK), Spices Board of India, APEDA, NITI Aayog, Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Textiles, Ministry of MSME, World Bank, UNICEF and TNT.

Sharon Susan Koshy is an Associate, Research, at Centre for...

Sharon Susan Koshy

Associate, Research
 

Sharon Susan Koshy

Position: Associate, Research
Categories: Research

Sharon Susan Koshy is an Associate, Research, at Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR). She completed her Masters in IR and Political Science from Central University of Kerala, and MPhil in Political Science from the University of Hyderabad. For her MPhil thesis, she explored the themes of state and feminist negotiations in post-Arab Spring Egypt. Sharon had also secured the UGC-Junior Research Fellowship during her research period in Hyderabad and Chennai. Her academic interests pertain to IR theory, gender politics, refugee studies, intersectionality, and area studies of South Asia, West Asia and North Africa, and Indo Pacific.

 

Publications by Sharon

Sherylene Rafeeque has been associated with CPPR as Consultant Editor...

Sherylene Shamina Rafeeque

Consultant, Editor
 

Sherylene Shamina Rafeeque

Position: Consultant, Editor
Categories: Communications

Sherylene Rafeeque has been associated with CPPR as Consultant Editor since 2016. She has also managed media relations and programmes for the organisation briefly. A trained editor and author of several children’s books, she resides in Kochi. Sherylene earned her postgraduate degree in Visual Communication from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham headquartered in Coimbatore, India.

Dr Swapna Jambhekar is a Research Consultant at CPPR and...

Dr Swapna Jambhekar

Consultant, Research
 

Dr Swapna Jambhekar

Position: Consultant, Research
Categories: Research

Dr Swapna Jambhekar is a Research Consultant at CPPR and is closely involved in the research studies undertaken by CPPR. She graduated as Bachelor of Homoeopathic Medicine and Surgery (BHMS) from Mumbai University. After completing Post Graduate Diploma in Hospital Administration (PGDHA) from All India Institute of Local Self Government, she pursued Master of Hospital Administration (MHA) from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai (TISS). Swapna is also a Fellow of Insurance Institute of India (FIII) and has worked with well-known bilateral and multilateral agencies in the areas of microinsurance and public health. Her work experience encompasses working at the grassroots level community mobilisation and training, implementation, administration, research, documentation and consulting.

Publications by Dr Swapna Jambhekar

Vivek has a master’s degree in Marketing from Dayalbagh Educational...

Vivek Singh

Senior Associate, Strategic Engagement
 

Vivek Singh

Position: Senior Associate, Strategic Engagement
Categories: Operations

Vivek has a master’s degree in Marketing from Dayalbagh Educational Institute(Deemed University) and a PG certification in Data Analytics from MICA, Ahmedabad. Prior to joining the CPPR, he worked with a Political Consultancy. He has a total of five years’ experience in the areas of capacity-building, nutrition, sustainable development and Business Development. His desire to contribute meaningfully to Public Policy prompted him to join CPPR.