Deepali Khanna

Deepali Khanna
  • Director, Youth Learning
    Mastercard Foundation

Bachelor's in Sociology and Master's in Social Work, Delhi University. Over 25 years' experience in planning and executing youth empowerment and education programmes. Former: leadership positions with child-centred development organizations in South and South-East Asia, and Eastern and Southern Africa; Regional Director for Eastern and Southern Africa, Plan International, managing programming in twelve countries and strategically led the process of organizational change in the region, including the establishment of key partnerships with national governments, and the development of a gender equality strategy. Recipient: President's Medal of Friendship, Government of Vietnam, in recognition of exemplary efforts in advocating for vulnerable and at-risk youth.