Devina Srivastava

Gender, Human Rights, Digital Rights and Inclusion Specialist

Devina is passionate about reducing the systemic exclusion from basic rights amongst vulnerable and underserved populations in the world. She has worked extensively at the intersection of gender, inclusion, and digital development. She is a development practitioner with experience with non-profits, research institutes, multilateral organizations, and funding organizations, using behavioral science, human-centered design, and technology to design inclusive programs that enable all populations, especially those marginalized, access human rights. Throughout her career, she has applied rights-based approaches in results-based management, program design and implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and research.

Currently a Global Fellow at the Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies (CHRHS) at Brown University’s Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Devina is studying the social norms surrounding the use of mobile phones, the internet, and financial instruments by women and girls across urban cities in India, Sri Lanka, Kenya, and Egypt. She earned a master of public administration in development practice from Columbia University, where she specialized in technology, gender, and human rights. She also holds a post-graduate diploma in human rights law from the National Law School of India, and a bachelor of science in economics and politics from the University of Bath.

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