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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 senior strategist with a successful track record advising governments in developing countries on leveraging technology and good practice in service delivery to achieve development goals through partnerships and collaboration with multiple stakeholders from government, civil society, private sector and academia. She has worked on a wide range of governance themes including right to information, access to justice, capacity development for local governance and decentralized planning, human development, and rights based social security interventions. 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 in these sectors. Sumeeta did her undergraduate degree in history from the Lady Shri Ram College in New Delhi and her 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.