In 2020, AIF quickly pivoted to address the critical situation in India and the United States. In India, AIF leveraged its programs’ infrastructure on health, education, and livelihoods via its wide network to address the needs of the nation with ventilators, PPE, and other interventions in order to save the lives of vulnerable Indians from COVID-19. Read the report here.

In 2021, India recorded the world’s highest daily tally of 314,835 COVID-19 infections on April 22nd, as this second wave sent many more into a fragile health care system, critically short of hospital beds and oxygen. Working with our partners, hospitals, and governments, AIF has launched a three-pronged Phase 2 Emergency Response Strategy to address this crisis. Here is an overview.

The American India Foundation is committed to improving the lives of India’s underprivileged, with a special focus on women, children, and youth. AIF does this through high impact interventions in education, health, and livelihoods, because poverty is multidimensional. AIF’s unique value proposition is its broad engagement between communities, civil society, and expertise, thereby building a lasting bridge between the United States and India. With offices in New York and California, twelve chapters across the U.S., and India operations headquartered in Delhi NCR, AIF has impacted 6.7 million lives across 26 states of India.

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Virtual Interventions in Development Sector Trainings: Part 2

I was and am delighted to have been placed at the Women’s Empowerment Desk (WED) […]

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Do Too Many Cooks Spoil the Broth?

The concept of communal cooking has always interested me. When I was 8, my father […]

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Demystifying Academic Research: My First Time

Academic research is very intimidating for someone on the outside. Speaking as that someone, academia […]

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Is Empowerment an Empowering Term?

Is Leadership a Fair Indicator of Empowerment? In the literature of development, empowerment is a […]

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Women Leadership (or the lack thereof) in the Tibetan Itinerant Trade

One of my tasks as an AIF Clinton Fellow for Women’s Empowerment Desk, the unit […]

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A Historical Understanding of Gender in the Tibetan Community

This following post is excerpted and adapted from the AIF Clinton Fellowship Endpoint presentation that […]

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 Disaster and Gender

Disaster might seem like an event that equalizes the difference, brings people together, and impacts […]

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Talk Periods: A Book Launch & Discussion

Today on July 16th, 2020, we celebrated the launch of “Periods, Period. Stories of Perseverance, […]

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Nari Adalats: Changing Lives at the Community Level

In my last blog, I briefly discussed the system of Nari Adalats (Women’s courts) run […]

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But Have You Tried This Dosa? Women in the Public Space

Street food is a major aspect of Indian food culture. There are an estimated 2 […]

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