Preeti Shroff Mehta

Dean, SIT Graduate School

Dr. Shroff-Mehta has over 25 years’ leadership, management, and teaching experience in the field of democratic governance, civil society strengthening, and institutional capacity development. She has taught graduate courses in citizen leadership, policy advocacy, and good governance at World Learning’s SIT Graduate Institute and at the School for International and Advanced Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins. She served as the global director for civil society and governance programs at World Learning in Washington, DC and has developed and managed projects in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and North America.

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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