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Faiza Ruksar Arif

2022 Fellow

Lead, Product Development & Impact Evaluation at One Billion Literates Foundation

Faiza Ruksar Arif

Faiza Ruksar Arif is a social science practitioner with over five years of experience in the conceptualization, development, and implementation of program initiatives aimed at improving the standard of living in rural India through improved access to education, livelihood, and health opportunities. She currently leads the product development and impact evaluation at One Billion Literates Foundation, Bangalore. She also works on training and upskilling the LGBT+ community and sensitizing corporate workspaces to build equity and inclusion. Formally trained in quantitative and qualitative research methodology, policy analysis, systems and design thinking, and intersectional paradigms, her research endeavors extend to identity politics of minority groups, gender-based violence, gender and sexuality identity, and mental health issues. As a mixed media artist, she combines her creative edge with her critical thinking expertise to build sustainable models of rural transformation.