Keren Nazareth is an independent consultant with non-profits in India and has worked in the space of development since 2005. As a JustJobs fellow she supports the organization’s research, outreach and grassroots engagement efforts.
Currently, she holds the post of Deputy Director at the Humane Society International’s Asia Office, where she oversees operations, strategy development and organizational development for the Asia and India program work. She is also the Co-Founder of a partnership firm, Indifund, that supports capacity building in fundraising, resource mobilization and communication for non-profits.
She has previously worked as the Executive Director of SAATH from 2011 to 2015. SAATH is a non-profit in India that works with vulnerable households in urban and rural areas.
She holds a Masters in Social Work from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai and is an Aspen Institute Fellow, in their program on Emerging Leaders in Development. Her work experience includes programs related to livelihoods for youth, women, and informal sector workers; extensive documentation work post-tsunami in four countries; setting up a rural artisans’ marketing initiative; and working with displaced urban communities. One of her passions is encouraging youth initiatives and she helped set up and strengthen the volunteer and internships in Saath. She has facilitated over 200 interns and volunteers in her career so far.
She has also written extensively on issues of community mobilisation, youth development, leadership in non-profits and extensively documented stories post-tsunami in Asia.