Isha Parihar

Programme officer, Asia hub

Isha is responsible for partnership management and training on Akvo RSR and FLOW for Akvo’s Asia hub. She is the primary contact for Akvo partners in Nepal, Bangladesh and India. Isha is a sociologist by training, with a Master’s in Sociology from Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi. Her postgraduate research analysed the history of biodiversity conservation in India, with a focus on the urban areas as newer sites of resource conflicts.

In 2005, Isha completed an internship in an International Honours Programme on “Rethinking Globalization” in partnership with Boston University. Isha then worked in the corporate sector for marketing research and public relations firms. Prior to joining Akvo, Isha worked as head of the Public Relations and Media wing at Global Filmbooth Ventures Pvt Ltd, a community of short film enthusiasts, bringing the fledgling and passionate short film community in India to a larger audience. Isha is a Certified Pranic Healer, having been trained on the ancient system of healing that seeks to balance energy flows in the human body. She is based in Delhi. Follow her on Twitter@ishaparihar.