Program Officer, Strategic Investment, Centre for Catalyzing Change (C3)
Tanisha holds a graduate degree in Psychology from Delhi University, India and a post-graduate degree in Psychosocial Clinical Studies from Ambedkar University, Delhi, India. Tanisha has worked in the areas of mental health, gender and sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) since over 5 years, with specific expertise in research, SRHR trainings, communications and curriculum development. Her experience has ranged from research to activism, as well as to on-ground work, with diverse organizations in various regions in India, urban and rural, across Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Maharashtra. She has worked with various organisations in India, like; TARSHI (Talking About Reproductive and Sexual Health Issues), The YP Foundation and CREA; focused on working with gender and SRHR issues for women and girls and young people. Her areas of interest include mental health, LGBTQIA issues, comprehensive sexuality education and youth SRHR. Most recently, she worked with the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) to design and write a curriculum for adolescent girls (11-13 years) as a part of GAP Inc.’s P.A.C.E. Programme which is currently being piloted in China, Haiti and Sri Lanka. Currently, she is working at Centre for Catalyzing Change as a Program Officer – Strategic Investment working on projects based in Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh with both in and out of school adolescents towards the goal of improving adolescent health and well-being. She is also working with CIFF (Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, London) in the capacity of a Youth Expert to co-create their investment strategies for youth-led initiatives and youth meaningful engagement. Tanisha is also a fellow of the Women Deliver Young Leaders Program.