Kiran Pawar joins the GDI South Asia team as a Senior Associate with the Strategy and Build team. Based in India, Kiran will be supporting Resilient Water Accelerator (RWA) as the Project Coordinator responsible for managing the different internal functions such as finance, budgeting, reporting, as well as coordination with respect to country activities and results. She will also contribute to building the GDI program in India.
Prior to joining GDI, Kiran worked on building her own startup enterprise, which aimed to organize the highly unorganized micro and small food processing sector in India. She was also a Senior Consultant at Dalberg Advisors, where she advised clients on issues spanning employment and skill development, agriculture, gender, and COVID-19 response. Kiran has also served the Chief Minister’s Office of Maharashtra in India on issues of integrated rural development including water resilience and resource management in vulnerable tribal districts.
She completed her graduation in Economics and Statistics from St. Xavier’s College in Mumbai. She calls herself a “Jack of all Trades,” and in her free time, enjoys exploring a range of hobbies. She recently became a certified open water diver, and is also a Yoga, Kathak, Latin dance, and badminton enthusiast.