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Program Manager and Gender Equality Lead
Amar Nijhawan is a Program Manager (Learning and Training) and Gender Equality Lead. Prior to joining CIRDI, Amar worked at the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada and led an initiative that focused on innovation policy and entrepreneurship in Vietnam, the Philippines, Indonesia, and Peru. Amar has also worked in the nonprofit world in India, specifically with homeless communities and women survivors of state violence in New Delhi. Amar holds a MSc from the Gender Institute at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a B.A in Political Science and International Development Studies from McGill University. In her spare time, Amar is an art history enthusiast who loves to explore new cities – and is constantly cooking/experimenting in the kitchen!