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Supriya Awasthi
Regional country Director , international non-profit
New Delhi, India
A distinguished 25-year track record, I have consistently engineered grassroots and systemic solutions that have reshaped the landscape of slavery eradication.
Co-founded Free the Slaves, one of the world's premier organizations dedicated to slavery eradication globally and driving impactful programs across seven countries. Pioneered the conception and on-ground realization of innovative
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Area of Expertise:
  • Human Rights, Law, Migration, Conflicts, Justice
Professional Experience:
Created FTS’s South Asia programs from 2000 onwards, rallying interest in investors at a time when slavery was not well recognized internationally
Identified and developed long-term support for NGOs in three Indian states, as well as launching the organization’s program in Nepal, based around women-led and survivor-led anti-slavery groups
Enabled partner NGOs to research and define systemic interventions against diverse forms of slavery such as agricultural debt bondage, brick kiln and stone quarry slavery, exploitation in the “entertainment” sector and forced prostitution
Enabled FTS to understand and build international programs around the insights and expertise of locally-based organizations
Assisted partner organizations to prepare work plans, budgets, program descriptions and M&E plans.
• Enabled partner staff to regularly share stories and promising anti-slavery practices with each other and with FTS.
• Ensured full partner financial and programmatic accountability, including reviewing on-site tracking systems. Ensure all partners are regularly trained in child and survivor protections.
• Conducted organizational capacity assessments with partners to identify priorities for strengthening their own institutions and ways of diversifying their funding support
• On request of the Freedom Fund, recently provided assistance to several FTS partners in Bihar to adopt comprehensive approaches for community-based eradication of slavery
• Hosted documentary film crews and donor visits to FTS-supported work, ensuring accurate understanding of the work and proper protection of survivors and vulnerable participants
• Undertook on-site assessments of potential awardees for FTS’ Freedom Awards program such as Friends of Orphans NGO in Uganda
• Represented FTS at international conferences such as the Strategic Coordination between Government and Civil Society for the Integral Protection of Human Rights, Peru, 2013.
• Supervised FTS India legal case manager, India program associate and psychosocial care consultants
• Management and support to FTS Nepal Director
Education:
Unversity of Surrey, Roehampton, London, UK 2000
Masters in International Service

University of Lucknow, India 1997
Bachelors of Law
Design Thinking for the Greater Good: Innovation in the Social SectorDesign Thinking for the Greater Good: Innovation in the Social Sector
University of Virginia
HOSTILE ENVIRONMENT & EMERGENCY FIRST AID TRAINING ESSENTIAL SKILLS
Pursuing 1 year Executive course in management of Supply chain from Indian Institute of Management
Affiliations and Achievements:
Past seven years I have been investigating global supply chain to establish forced labor, child labor and working conditions of workers/labors and working with brands to make their supply chain ethical.
I can do Hybrid work.

Available for:
  • Consulting assignments
  • Job opportunities

    Years of Experience:
    15-20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    Masters
    Languages:
    English, Hindi, Urdu
    Nationality:
    India
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