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Kunalika Gautam

Kunalika Gautam

Programme Manager - NGI Fellowship

Kunalika is the Programme Manager for the Next Generation India Fellowship. Launched on the sidelines of India's G20 presidency, the fellowship is committed to empowering India's young leaders to shape the future of the country and the world. It is a part of the UN Foundation's 'Our Future Agenda' program and CEEW’s focus on building careers in public policy. Kunalika's multifaceted role involves overseeing program coordination, strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation, stakeholder engagement, partnership building, and ensuring the overall success of this flagship initiative.

Previously, Kunalika worked with Girl Up, a girl-centered leadership development initiative by the UN Foundation where she focussed on developing youth-led, girl-centered programming, expanding the Girl Up community in India and building a strong network for Girl Up’s 25,000+ members across 760+ Clubs. She completed her education from the University of Delhi and holds a Masters in Political Science.

Beyond her professional pursuits, Kunalika is a self-proclaimed foodie with a penchant for all things spicy. During her leisure time, she enjoys watching films inspired by true events, crafting meticulous to-do lists, and curating her digital diary.

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    "A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle."

    - Irina Dunn