Shinjini Kotia is a social impact professional driven by a commitment to furthering socio-economic development through sustainable solutions in both rural and urban settings. Over the course of her career and education, she has delved into various dimensions of the social sector, collaborating with diverse small-scale NGOs nationwide.
Between 2019 and 2021, she worked at Khamir, an NGO working to support handicraft artisans of rural Kachchh. Here, she worked closely with artisans and education stakeholders to develop a craft-based curriculum and programs. Through her experiences, she gained invaluable insights into indigenous knowledge systems built around traditional craft practices and their adaptation to modern needs while maintaining a strong focus on sustainability.
Today, as part of Dasra’s Rebuild India Fund, she is supporting the curation and management of a portfolio of NGOs as potential grantees, building the capacity of grassroots leaders and teams, and sharing thought leadership pieces based on the insights generated.