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Archana Sinha

Writer, influencer, global voice and expert on nutrition and food safety.
Archana manages global partnerships at Ashoka South Asia. She also leads Nourishing Schools, an Ashoka initiative that aims to develop young changemakers who can take charge of improving their own nutrition and that of their communities. Archana was selected as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence by the SELCO Foundation for the Kowdi Kutumba project in 2015, which aims to make the traditional North Karnataka handicraft of Kowdi a sustainable means of livelihood for women with low incomes. She believes that today’s youth take the lead in bringing about change, and worked on an initiative through which children in rural Maharashtra took charge of their own nutrition through a school canteen that served only healthy snacks.


Awards and Recognitions
YourStory's 100 Digital Influencers of 2020
Archana writes on nutrition and sustainability, whether it is for the environment or providing employment for marginalised communities. She believes that for any project to succeed, stakeholders and beneficiaries have to be equally involved in the policy-making process. Archana has also written about how the solutions to challenges such as climate change and natural resource usage, and how we can use resources more sustainably, will be found in our villages and at the micro-level. She believes that by strengthening sustainable livelihoods, social entrepreneurs will create the space for more people to lead in their own communities. She has also authored books to engage children on topics related to nutrition and food safety with Yellow Books, an autonomous body established under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India. “A livelihood is “sustainable” when it can offer a stable, dignified means of living, even in times of crisis and change, without undermining the natural resource base.” - YourStory