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Sumeeta Banerji is an international development professional specializing in policy and programme management in democratic governance, poverty reduction, South-South and triangular cooperation. She is a strategist and has advised governments in developing countries on leveraging technology and good practice in service delivery to achieve development goals through partnerships with multiple stakeholders from government, civil society, private sector. She has worked on a range of governance themes including right to information, access to justice, capacity development for local governance, human development, and social protection. She is currently working with an international organization in New York, Prior to this, she spent several years with the Canadian International Development Agency leading projects in the areas of governance, human rights, child rights, inclusive education, livelihoods, and HIV/AIDS, focusing on building the capacity of local partners in addressing concerns of the poor. Sumeeta did her undergraduate degree in history from the Lady Shri Ram College in New Delhi and masters in international relations from the Diplomatic Academy in Vienna. She is also a linguist and has degrees in German, French, and Spanish. She is a Fellow of the inaugural class of the Kamalnayan Bajaj Fellowship and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.