Name: Vivek Ramchandani
Organisation: Australian Sports Commission
Role: Coordinator - Australian Sports Outreach Program (ASOP) India
Over 30 years encompassing a wide gamut of experience in public and private sector education planning and development, including 4 years with UNICEF Delhi. As a consultant, I offered turnkey school development and facility planning consultancy to private sector 'edupreneurs' and advisory services to development agencies and NGOs for the planning and management of education and sport-for-development projects. With UNICEF India, I helped to conceptualise and implement International Inspiration, a grass-roots sport for development project, in partnership with the Indian government, in addition to working on and advocating quality education practices and implementing several notable projects such as Mobile Resource Centres and Building as Learning Aid. Spent the last four years working intensively on sport for development, originally with UNICEF and presently with the Australian Sports Commission. Convened Maidan Summit, the 1st Sport for Development National Conference held in India, on behalf of Magic Bus. Was the Australian Sports Commission's co-consultant for the development of the Australian Sports Outreach Program design for India. Currently engaged by the Australian Sports Commission to coordinate the delivery of the Australian Sports Outreach Program in India. I remain a passionate advocate of sport as a means to foster inclusive development.