Prachi Deo

Founder & Executive Director, Nayi Disha Resource Centre, India

Prachi Deo is the founder and executive director of Nayi Disha Resource Centre, a non-profit aimed at empowering families affected by intellectual and developmental disabilities. She has over thirteen years of international experience in technology and project management with corporates such as Microsoft and Tata Consultancy Services. Prachi was also certified as a project management professional. She quit her corporate career to pursue her passion to work for the cause of intellectual and developmental disabilities full time. She believes that empowering the parents of a special child is critical to help as they can be the change-agents in the lives of children with disabilities. As a social entrepreneur, her role is multi-faceted including fundraising, financial management, risk management, people management, strategic planning, stakeholder management. Until recently, she also led the technology department of Nayi Disha. Under her leadership, the organization recently received the Zero Project award in Vienna and also the eNGO award in Delhi. She was also the recipient of an India Inclusion Fellowship and the Inspiring Woman Social Entrepreneur Orange Flower Award in 2018 for her work. She is trained as an engineer (B. Tech).


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