Madhavi Rajadhyaksha is Senior Program Officer at Columbia Global Centers | Mumbai and is responsible for designing ideas and proposals that lead to concrete public programs around global and national issues related to urbanization.
A development professional and journalist with over a decade of experience, Madhavi has spent three years in Bengaluru working with diverse public policy organizations on actionable research towards strengthening local governance in India, in both urban and rural settings.
She was previously an Assistant Editor with The Times of India, Mumbai where she wrote articles and analysed a wide spectrum of development issues. She was a Fellow with the Women's Edition (Population Reference Bureau, USAID) from 2012-2014 for senior-level journalists to examine and write on crucial issues related to women, development and health.
She holds a Masters in Development Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London and a Postgraduate Diploma in Print Journalism from the Asian College of Journalism, Chennai.