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Programme Officer, India
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    Languages Spoken: English, Hindi, Marathi

Elita Almeida is the Programme Officer for India responsible for managing and growing EMpower’s grant-making portfolio by supporting regional capacity building initiatives and contributing to programmatic organizational learning.

Previously, Elita has worked with local and intermediary non-profit organizations as well as international foundations in India and Singapore such as Our Better World, Enabling Leadership Foundation, Dasra, People’s Association for Training and Health (PATH) to deliver, document, strengthen, and communicate program interventions with youth and women through data and stories.

A trained counsellor and fierce mental health advocate, she has independently created safe spaces through her project ‘Be You For You’ by designing and delivering workshop sessions for individuals, non-profits, corporate, and educational institutions on self-expression and re-framing personal narratives through writing.

Elita holds a Masters in Social Work from S.N.D.T. University, Mumbai, and an MBA in Social Entrepreneurship from NMIMS University, Mumbai.

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Country Director, India

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Senior Programme Officer, Latin America

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Operations Associate, India

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Senior Programme Officer, Adolescent Girls

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