• Den Haag, Netherlands
  • 16 januari 2024

Dedicated researcher and advocate with expertise in development studies, social policy,
women and gender studies, and human rights. Proven track record in impactful fieldwork
and community collaboration.

E-mail
rupankar.1720@gmail.com
Telefoonnummer
+31613016289

Opleiding

Masters in Development Studies; Major: Social Policy for Development; Specialisation: Women and Gender Studies @ International Institute of Social Studies, Den Haag under Erasmus University of Rotterdam
sep 2022 — dec 2023

- Acquired nuanced understanding of development and its subjectivity, emphasizing
unlearning traditional concepts
- Explored multifaceted dimensions of poverty beyond economic growth within the
course curriculum
- Developed skills to analyze policies through a sociological lens, recognizing the influence
of social norms on policy formulation and implementation
- Specialized in dissecting the gendered nature of knowledge, highlighting the historical
influence of the male perspective on contemporary politics

Ervaring

Teaching assistant and Workshop Facilitator @ Erasmus University of Rotterdam
jan 2024 — feb 2024

- Collaborator and Facilitator, "Making of Development" Master's Level Course - Engaged with esteemed professors to co-create an inclusive and dynamic learning environment - Promoted open dialogue and critical reflection among students within modules like Neoliberalism, Decolonial Feminism, Health, Sustainability, Degrowth, Gender, and Generation - Led student workgroups, fostering collaborative and supportive peer learning and development Facilitated plenary sessions for a diverse cohort of up to 150 students from various countries, encouraging active participation and community building)

Journal Editor @ Erasmus University of Rotterdam
aug 2023 — dec 2023

- Editor and Essay Selector for "Exercise in World Making," an academic publication
recognized by the Dutch Royal Library issued by International Institute of Social Studies .
- Showcasing diverse global perspectives from over fifty countries.
- Redefining the concept of development for contemporary relevance.
- Collaborating with development professionals to provide valuable insights.
- Contributing to collective worldmaking through essay selection and editing.

Sexual Reproductive Health Researcher @ Lilianne Fonds
dec 2022 — dec 2023

Professional Experience:
1. Comprehensive Evidence Compilation: • Led a team in gathering and analyzing data through impactful fieldwork, engaging with over 50 individuals. • Implemented a thorough research methodology to ensure a nuanced understanding of the subject matter. 2. Collaborative Research & Community Engagement: • Worked closely with local communities to foster a collaborative approach to research. • Actively involved community members in the research process, ensuring a community-centric perspective. 3. Advocacy Achievements: • Successfully presented research findings at international conferences in Uganda and the Netherlands. • Contributed to the global discourse on sexual and reproductive health outcomes for young women with disabilities. 4. Impact Illumination: • Conducted research that brought to light the profound impact of socio- economic factors, cultural values, and access barriers on the sexual and reproductive health outcomes of young women with disabilities. • Utilized findings to advocate for policy changes and program improvements. 5. Policy Brief Collaboration: • Collaboratively spearheaded the creation and publication of a policy letter. • Co-authored the policy letter with a senior professor affiliated with Radboud University Nijmegen. • Provided actionable recommendations for policymakers based on research outcomes. Skills Developed: • Research and Analysis: • Designed and executed comprehensive research methodologies. • Analyzed data to derive meaningful insights into sexual and reproductive health outcomes. • Community Engagement: • Developed and implemented strategies for involving local communities in research projects. • Advocacy and Presentation: • Effectively communicated research findings at international conferences. • Advocated for policy changes to improve the well-being of individuals with disabilities. • Policy Development: • Collaborated on the creation of a policy letter, offering valuable insights for policymakers.

Programme and fundraising manager @ Mallarpur Uthnau, India
jan 2018 — sep 2021

- Campaign and Fundraising Coordinator
- Successfully raised funds for community-level developmental projects and education
promotion among indigenous youth in rural Bengal
- Advocated for the reconstruction of a cyclone-destroyed village in southern riverine
coastline post Cyclone Amphan
- Collected approximately 1000 euros in donations for the village reconstruction project
- Raised nearly 3500 euros for an innovative underwater well project to combat arsenic
pollution in a village
- Played a pivotal role in coordinating fundraising efforts, engaging donors, and driving
community support

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