Dnyanada Deshpande

Strategy Head - Communications, WRI India


Dnyanada Deshpande is the Strategy Head for WRI India's Communications department. She leads WRI India's Communications team and helps further enhance the communications capability in India.

Before joining WRI, Dnyanada worked as a Social Researcher, Ethnographer, Communication Strategist and was also a Features Editor and TV talk-show host at Network 18. As a Social Researcher at the Corporate Social Responsibility Department of IL&FS, she visited rural India extensively, made films and managed communications.

Dnyanada completed her MA in Sociology with a Gold Medal in India. She later completed Masters programs in Humanities and Media Studies at Arizona State University.

Dnyanada's interests include poetry, walking alone in the hills, listening to classical music and taking up MOOCs online- she specialises in completing them!

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