Global Fund for Women congratulates former President and CEO, Kavita N. Ramdas, on her appointment as the Ford Foundation representative in New Delhi serving India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.
Following her tenure at the Global Fund, Kavita served two years at Stanford University, where she developed Ripples to Waves, a program on social entrepreneurship and development.
Founded in 1952, the Ford Foundation's New Delhi office has the distinction of being its first program office outside of the United States and has cultivated a rich history of empowering the citizens of India and the region.
“I am honored by this opportunity to advance social justice and democracy in South Asia,” said Kavita. "The challenges facing India and its neighboring countries at this time of rapid transformation offer a unique opportunity to build on the Ford Foundation's long history of partnership with civil society, government and the private sector. I look forward to working together with my colleagues in the region and around the world to achieve the Foundation’s vision of a more just and sustainable world."