Dr Prerna Kumar has over 18 years of experience in the development sector. As a gender specialist, she is leading economic empowerment programs for adolescent girls and women at ICRW. She is also leading ICRW’s work on gender-integrated life skills through various initiatives. In her current role, Prerna also works with corporate clients to develop gender-responsive strategies and make workplaces inclusive.
Throughout her career, she has designed and managed large-scale quantitative surveys and qualitative studies for impact measurement and generated insights to develop programs and social and behaviour change communication campaigns. She has strong multisectoral experience specifically in gender, economic empowerment, public health, education and climate change. In her work profile, she has always been responsible for translating research findings into actionable insights. Dr Kumar is also trained in human research ethics and is on the research ethics board.
"The educational systems should rely on three solid foundations: enhancing values, life skills, and formal educational curriculum. Each of these bases completes the other, none of them can stand on its own. "
Culturally responsive evaluation (CRE) involves understanding participants' contexts, embracing cultural nuances, perspectives, and experiences, and integrating diverse factors like race, gender, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and language into evaluation designs