Preeti Shroff-Mehta

PhD, State University of New York, Buffalo
MUP, State University of New York, Buffalo
M Phil, University of Sussex Institute of Development Studies, England
FPM (Master's Fellowship Program in Development Management), St. Xavier’s College, Gujarat, India
BA, St. Xavier’s College, Gujarat University, India

Dean, SIT Graduate Institute, Washington, DC Center
Dr. Shroff-Mehta has over 25 years’ leadership, management, and teaching experiences in the field of democratic governance, civil society strengthening, and institutional capacity development. She has taught graduate courses in Citizen Leadership, Policy Advocacy, Good Governance at World Learning’s SIT Graduate Institute, and School for International and Advanced Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins. She has worked on USAID, the World Bank, and United Nations Development Program (UNDP) supported initiatives on Democratic Governance strengthening programs that promote citizen and stakeholder participation in public policy, governance, and service delivery for accountability and transparency.

She served as the global director for civil society and governance programs at World Learning in Washington, DC during 2004-2008. She has developed and managed projects in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and North America supported by USAID, the US State Department’s Bureau of Human Rights (DRL), and the Middle Eastern Peace Initiative (MEPI), the World Bank, Ford Foundation, The Zonta Foundation, Canadian Ministry for Economic Development, OXFAM England, Social and Health Ministry of Government of Finland, MISEREOR of Germany, UNICEF, and the Government of India.

She specializes in grassroots leadership in civil society and governance sector capacity development, public policy advocacy and reform, multi-stakeholder coalition building, community driven development for local livelihoods and life-skills education, women’s economic and legal rights, and indigenous governance. She has lived and worked with indigenous communities around the world and has received numerous awards from the leading academic institutions in India, England, and the United States of America.

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