Deepika Mogilishetty

Chief of Policy and Partnerships

EkStep Foundation

Deepika Mogilishetty - Chief of Policy & Partnerships - EkStep FoundationInclusion and access has underpinned all of her work for over two decades she has led initiatives, working with government, not for profit organisations (Indian and International) in areas of public policy, human rights, justice and social change across India. At EkStep she works on diverse projects associated with the creation and adoption of digital public goods and digital public infrastructure. She leads the foundation's work on early years leveraging the power of networks and narratives to bring focus and attention to the growth and development of children in the early years through the Bachpan Manao, Badhte Jao mission. She has a B.A LLB (hons) degree from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore. She was part of the start-up team at AADHAAR in 2009 and the Law and Policy Advisor of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI). She led a program on “access to justice for women '' as the India Head of “Global Rights – Partners for Justice”, an International human rights organization. She led the policy advocacy efforts for a law on “access to information in India” at the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, New Delhi. She currently lives and works in Bangalore. Is an accomplice in the upbringing of two teenage girls and 2 rescued dogs and refuses to start the day without a proper strong cup of south indian filter coffee.