Nandita Baruah is The Asia Foundation’s Country Representative in India. She joined the Foundation in 2008 as Chief of Party for the Counter-Trafficking in Persons (CTIP) project in Cambodia. In 2011, she became the Chief of Party for the CTIP program in Nepal, and in 2014 she became the country representative for Nepal.
Nandita has over 25 years of experience working in the development sector in Asia on issues related to gender and governance, migration and mobility, human trafficking, accesses to justice, judicial sector reforms and human rights. In 2010 Nandita was awarded the Prime Minister’s Gold Medal by the Royal Government of Cambodia for her support in developing victim protection policies and practices.
In addition to English, Nandita speaks Hindi, Nepali, Bengali, Assamese, and Punjabi.