Home Town: Kochi, Kerala.
Education: BA hons in Political Science, University of Delhi.
Specific Field Interests: Advocacy, livelihoods, decentralized development, poverty alleviation, humanitarian aid, women empowerment and economic development
Placement: Fair Trade Forum India, New Delhi (Livelihoods)
Area of Focus:

Fellowship Project: To facilitate empowerment and sustainability of the grassroots artisans and crafts persons through fairness and transparency in trade, alleviating poverty, ignorance and unemployment in India and ushering in human development and social change.

Highlights: Amana hails from Kochi, Kerala. She has developed extensive industry knowledge and academic experience in the social impact sector through her involvement over the last three years. She is a Political Science Hons graduate from the University of Delhi, India. Along with her bachelor's degree, she completed a diploma in Women empowerment and development. She also holds certifications in Human Rights and Legal Literacy. She has worked in a diverse range of impact environments stretching from education, livelihoods, fundraising, relief, communications, corporate engagement, and advocacy. Previously, she has worked on a project named "Let's reach out Kerala", which aimed to offer psychosocial support to guest workers stranded in and outside the state of Kerala, India, during the first phase of the pandemic. After that, she went on to work on a vaccination project to provide Covid-19 vaccines to 200 guest worker families in Delhi-NCR, India. Through her various experiences, Amana acquired considerable skills, such as project management, communications, graphic designing, development of concept notes, collaboration, and research. Amana is a self-motivated and passionate individual who envisions an empathy-driven world.

Posts by Amana Parveen


A More Just Workspace for Women

While we think of a workplace in a gendered lens, it is common but not […]

AIF Fellow, Amana Parveen during one of her field visits to her Host Organization's Member Organization Maya Organics in Karnataka along with the organization members.

Financial Literacy and Livelihood Revival: Learnings From the Fellowship

Since working in the intervention of livelihoods for the previous eight months and observing trends […]

Amana Parveen, AIF fellow at KIDS, Kottapuram, Kerala which is a member organisation of Fair Trade Forum- India doing her introduction to the women artisans.

Fair Trade: An Ethical and Sustainable Way Forward.

For my American India Foundation- Banyan Impact Fellowship, I am placed with Fair Trade Forum- […]

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How to prepare for the American India Foundation’s Banyan Impact Fellowship Interview?

Having done a fair share of interviews with various social impact organizations, one thing that […]

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