Age: 31
Home Town: Mussoorie, Uttarakhand
Education: PGD - Health Economics, Financing and Policy
Specific Field Interests: Global Health, Planetary Health, Evidence-based Policy Research
Placement: Collaborating for Resilience
Area of Focus: Learning Monitoring and Evaluation

Fellowship Project: Manushi's work will focus on environmental governance and research. As the Learning, Monitoring, and Evaluation Fellow at Collaborating for Resilience, Manushi will gain experience in the principles of multi-stakeholder dialogue to promote community engagement in policy reform and implementation and will apply these principles through one or more international partnerships. Manushi will manage partner collaborations and undertake action research in one or more program areas, and lead analyses focused on outcome monitoring, learning and evaluation. The Fellow will also help support action research and learning systems that build the capacity of civil society partners to drive governance innovations, distil insights from comparative analysis of outcomes across different partnership sites working towards systems change, and communicate lessons for policy and practice.

Highlights: Manushi Sharma is a global health professional with over eight years of experience in program management and implementation. Through her engagements with – The George Institute for Global Health, The Thai Ministry of Public Health, and The Public Health Foundation of India, she has developed a deep insight into the context and complexities of addressing health system gaps in countries of the global south. Manushi has hands-on experience in supporting and providing strategic leadership for planning, developing, and implementing public health research projects in the developing countries of sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, and the Asia Pacific. Notably, she has published in peer-reviewed journals and has co-authored a book on the economics of non-communicable disease prevention. She has organised and delivered several capacity-building sessions and policy dialogues and presented her work at international conferences. She has liaised and managed partnerships with various stakeholders, including United Nations agencies, the Gates Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, governments, and civil society organisations. Manushi is passionate about social entrepreneurship, participatory approaches in social research, and evidence-based policy.

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