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Richa Sharma Puri
Independent Consultant , Delhi
New Delhi, India
Digital Anthropologist, Communication Expert, passionate about journalism and human rights. 14 years of diverse experience in Media and Development Sector. Areas of expertise - Digital Campaigns, Content Development and Designing, Filmmaking, Website Management, Media Mobilization, Storytelling, Communication Training,Social Media Promotions & Communication strategy planning. Blogger @offdhook.com
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Area of Expertise:
  • Communications, IT, Media, Knowledge Management, Editor
Professional Experience:
I am a journalist and a dedicated humanitarian working to strengthen civil society and communities living in vulnerable situations. I advocate on gender, early childhood development, child labour, health and protection safeguarding issues and facilitate the agenda for humanity and core humanitarian standards into humanitarian action.

I support organisations to present people centred approaches in their work for promoting do no harm through accountability and inclusive compliance mechanisms. I support organisations present their people centred approaches through campaign and stories in digital format.

Still a writer, I contribute analysis and stories on pressing humanitarian, development and peace issues through my blog offdhook.com

I have more than 14 years of experience in communications, human rights based approaches, policy and advocacy in humanitarian crisis globally – India (Rural & Urban), South Africa, Asia, East Asia and Pacific.

Key Skills

• Protection and Gender Mainstreaming • Research & Surveys • Media & Communications • Strategic Planning • Capacity Development • Campaigns / Digital Advocacy • Program & Policy Analysis • Fundraising • Human Rights Monitoring • Innovations & Inclusion

I have written well-researched papers on Stress among Media Personnel, Media’s projection of Indian EUNUCHS and The Dying Parsi Community of Delhi.





Education:
My passion for writing and a mind of my own made journalism an obvious choice for a fulfilling career. The journey began as a student from Delhi University where a bachelor's degree in Journalism gave me ample opportunities to explore the world by going out on the field. My learner’s spirit drove me to Masters in Anthropology to gain a deeper understanding of certain underlying questions of mankind. I have written well-researched papers on Stress among Media Personnel, Media’s projection of Indian EUNUCHS and The Dying Parsi Community of Delhi.
Affiliations and Achievements:
- Mobilised CSOs in Asia & pacific
- Produced ICSW highlight film
- Led the execution of DA's
'Jobs We Want' event
- Special features in NDTV, Aajtak, Huffington post and Mint for Mobile Creches as part of its advocacy
- Communications trainings to
CSOs in India, Argentina & East Asia
- Digital Campaign 'Say NO to Child Labour' fro Educo

Available for:
  • Consulting assignments
  • Job opportunities
  • Internships / Fellowships

    Years of Experience:
    10-15 years
    Highest Qualification:
    Masters
    Languages:
    English, Hindi
    Nationality:
    India
    LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/richa-sharma-puri-8b583b22/
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