Age: 24
Home Town: Sasaram, Bihar
Education: M.A. in Social Work with specialization in Livelihoods & Social Entrepreneurship, Tata Institute of Social Science, Guwahati Campus
Specific Field Interests: Community and youth development, Women & Gender, Policy & Governance, Livelihoods, Entrepreneurship, Education & Environment, Public Health
Placement: Doctors For You, Patna district, Bihar
Area of Focus: Impact assessment, Monitoring & Evaluation, Analysis and designing a plan for the hospital, bridging the gaps between community and hospital to ensure of access to health for all.

Fellowship Project: Public Health

Highlights: Born and brought up in a small town of Bihar, Vineet grew up with limited resources, and hoped to change the world with his leadership and expertise. From his high school days, he has been raising awareness on the most critical issues of the 21st century through campaigns and social work in some of the most remote and isolated villages of India on themes of governance, public policy and pollution to youth, Women Empowerment and Social Justice. In 2018, he graduated from the Dexterity School of Leadership and Entrepreneurship and became one of the 50 young leaders selected from South Asia to solve the Harvard negotiations challenge, learned from Forbes-listed CEOs, and met policymakers and social leaders which reinforced his vision of public service. He has been also selected by the U.S. Consulate General Kolkata and Chennai, and American Centre New Delhi for different programs and has implemented various projects with them. Additionally, he has served as a public service fellow with various organisations as well as government bodies and worked in different areas of social work practice, policy and governance. Vineet is proud to be serving as an AIF Banyan Impact Fellow and getting the opportunity to explore the public health domain in the development sector.

Posts by Vineet Prakash


Revitalizing Social Work: A Call for Indianizing Social Work Education and Practice with Integration of Indigenous and Modern Approaches

Introduction Every profession is unique and essential for societal growth and development. Social work, however, […]


Transformative Travels Connecting with India’s Roots – A Story of People, Culture, and Progress Through Tradition and Innovation

 “Change takes time. But, it also takes people.” – Sharad Sagar  I deeply resonate with […]

Sustainable Practices around the Hospital

Prescribing Sustainability: Understanding the Need and Importance of Crafting a Climate-Resilient Healthcare System

Why sustainability in health care? A sustainable healthcare system is essential for a multitude of […]


Innovative Solution for Menstrual Health: A Collaborative Endeavor

Background: As an American India Foundation Banyan Impact Fellow (, I started working at Doctors For […]


An Umbrella Approach to Make Public Health Accessible and Affordable

Being a development practitioner and a professional social worker, I am keen to explore and […]

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