Kshitij Joshi is the operational lead for the MICA-UNICEF partnership spearheaded by CDMC. The partnership involves research, strategy development, capacity building, and advocacy. Kshitij is a humanitarian and development professional who has served the International Civil Service Commission as Chief of Communication for Development (C4D) with UNICEF. In a career spanning over 18 years, he has led large teams and organisations addressing some of the world’s challenging humanitarian crisis and social, economic and environmental issues across South Asia, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and West African countries. Kshitij has a track record of managing large-scale public information and advocacy campaigns involving a diverse and complex range of partners and stakeholders including government, civil society and multilateral and bi-lateral agencies. His areas of expertise include results-based programme management through strategic analysis and planning, multi-stakeholder facilitation, human resources and financial management. Working with young people and faith-based organizations is one of his fortes.
His experience also spans to cover the use of social media, information and communication technologies for knowledge management and monitoring. In the early 2000s, he conceptualised and created the award-winning global interactive digital platform Mandate the Future as a leading youth forum reaching more than one million young people worldwide through a network of more than 400 NGOs in 80 countries and 50 Community Communications Centres in nine countries of Asia and Africa. Mandate the Future won the 2002 Bernard Conyers Award and was selected as the finalist for the 2001 APC Betinho Communication Prize.