Apurva Kumar

Project Manager - Aritra

Apurva is the Project Manager of Phicus' flagship program, Aritra Leadership Accelerator Program (www.aritra.org) which aims to build capacities of the leaders in the social sector to take on bigger leadership roles in their respective organizations.  He works with the Program Director at Phicus and looks into the planning, implementation, administration and supervision of the program.  His firm belief in organization building with people having strong expertise and domain knowledge has led him to be a part of this journey at Phicus.

Apurva holds a Masters in Development from Azim Premji University, Bangalore.  His keen interest in public health led him to take Health and Nutrition as a specialization during his Masters.  His areas of expertise include conducting needs assessment studies, preparing monitoring and evaluation frameworks, designing questionnaires for field surveys  and conducting qualitative research.  His areas of interest are public health, public policy and governance.  He is very passionate about data and strongly believes that public policies in India should have a sound backing of evidence in the form of data. 

Apurva has worked as a Program Officer in Biocon Foundation which works in healthcare.  He anchored the PPP program in healthcare with the Rajasthan Government.  His key responsibilities included – program implementation, administration, coordination with key stakeholders which included the government, designing capacity building strategies to train field staff in collecting data and overall administrative coordination with various teams, technical partners, government officers and field staff for effective implementation of the program.

He curates a blog called Pubheal (pubheal.wordpress.com) on public health research with special focus on India.

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