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Valleri Sharma

Valleri is a development practitioner and has worked with several rights-based organizations in rural pockets of Bihar, including SEWA Bharat. At SEWA, she led their projects in the State. She got an opportunity to work with women collectives in establishing their Farmer Producer Company and engaged with goat farmers.

Prior to her time at SEWA, she worked at a Delhi-based organization, Manas Foundation. As a Program Manager, she managed the gender sensitization program, during which she worked closely with commercial vehicle drivers and Uber drivers across metros.

Valleri completed her post-graduation in rural development at the Tata Institute of Social Science, Tuljapur. She also has an MPhil in Development Practice from Ambedkar University, an action research-based program anchored by Pradan. Her action research project under her MPhil was, ‘Transforming Spaces for Women-Reflection of Young Women in Budeli Village, Chattisgarh’.

Valleri recognizes mental health as a significantly important feature of everyone’s engaging, busy work life and therefore continues to find ways to maintain a balanced and healthy mind-body engagement. She loves running, practices yoga, and loves reading fiction.