Dr. Nitya Mohan Khemka
Policy Analysis, Academia
Dr Nitya Mohan Khemka is Director, Strategic Initiatives at PATH- a global Health think-tank focusing on health equity. Prior to PATH, she was the Head of the UK Liaison Office for the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) where she was instrumental in establishing the organization’s presence in the United Kingdom and has developed a large cross sectoral portfolio of projects. Nitya is also a visiting Fellow at Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge where she researches topics spanning gender inequality, poverty and human development and lectures on sustainable development and gender. A Fellow Commoner for Clare Hall College, Nitya advises the college on its academic programmes and fundraising strategy. She served as co-chair on the health and gender tracks for T20 – the official academic and policy track for the G20 under India’s presidency. Nitya holds a PhD and MPhil in Development Studies from the Department of Land Economy at the University of Cambridge, where she studied health and gender, focusing on the de-centralization of the health sector in two Indian states. She holds an MA in Economics and BSc in Mathematics, Economics and Statistics from Bangalore University. She serves on the Women’s Leadership Board of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, supporting the Women and Public Policy Program.