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Akshay Prakash

Area of Practice

Rural Development, Project Management, Social Entrepreneurship, Education, Livelihoods, Agriculture, Water Conservation


B.E (Mechanical Engineering), P.E.S University, Bengaluru

M.A Development (specializing in Law, Governance & Public Policy), Azim Premji University, Bengaluru

Work Experience

  • Project Manager, Adivasi Innovation Hub, Gudalur, Tamil Nadu
  • Mission Associate, Village Social Transformation Foundation (VSTF), Govt. of Maharashtra, Mumbai
  • Maharashtra Chief Minister’s Rural Development Fellow, Govt of Maharashtra, Chandrapur
  • Program Officer at A.S.P.I.R.E (A Society for the Promotion of Inclusive & Relevant Education), an N.G.O in New Delhi
  • Associate Quality Consultant at Qminds Consulting, Bengaluru

Interest Areas

Product & service design, Tools of Public Policy and Governance, Politics, Development Studies

Current Practice at Srishti

Impact Edge Lab; Design and execute student projects & units/courses that facilitate social, economic and environmental transformation, sustainable materials, New models of inclusive business

Creative Practice and Outreach

Conceptualization and design of Rural enterprise Incubator: Adivasi Innovation Hub

Engineered and implemented sustainable, socio-economic development interventions and schemes of the Govt. in development sectors (such as health, education, livelihoods etc.

Design & Implementation of a comprehensive LEP (Learning Enhancement Program) to improve the learning levels of primary school students in New Delhi

Recent Units facilitated

Impact Edge Lab: Sustainable Packaging Project

Students sought to explore and develop alternatives to conventional packaging material that is both cost effective and has a significantly lesser carbon footprint.

Studio: Design & Value

Projects showcase: