Kaushalya is an International Development and Public Policy professional. She has most recently worked with the World Wide Web Foundation where she led the Tech Policy Design Lab which brought together stakeholders from over a 100 civil society organisations, governments, tech companies and academia in more than 30 countries to co-create policy and product solutions.
Kaushalya’s experience includes working with Partnering Initiative UK, the UK Government, and the Oxford Covid-19 Government Response Tracker. The Digital Skills Partnership Strategy which she drafted for the UK Government’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport aims to build a digitally competitive and inclusive economy. As a Researcher to a leading Member of the Indian Parliament, Kaushalya advised policymakers on their policy positions to improve governance and reform public services. She has also campaigned with Oxfam Ireland prior to leading humanitarian communications and advocacy for six disaster and conflict responses at Oxfam India.
Kaushalya holds a Master of Public Policy from the Blavatnik School of Government at the University of Oxford where she was a Public Service Scholar. She also holds an MSc in International Development from University College Dublin, where she was an Erasmus Mundus Scholar. As a World Economic Forum Global Shaper, she works to address global challenges.