Nearly two decades of experience in the development sector building organisations, designing and implementing programs and campaigns using the lens of Systems and Design Thinking in the domains of Education, Livelihoods and Governance. Worked and consulted with transformative social sector organisations who have created large scale impact- like MAYA (Prajayatna, Labour Net, MAYA Organic), Ashoka Innovators for the Public, Kaivalya Education Foundation, Centre of Gravity Consulting and Social Venture Partners. At the core of her work is building community ownership around various issues and creating sustainable people-led institutions to address them. This has informed her consulting practise in developing organisational strategies for a varied types of social sector organisations, conducting impact assessments and guiding both philanthropic and CSR strategy and investments. Parijat is a post graduate from Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS).