Samik Ghosh joined at IFPRI as Senior Research Analyst in January 2015. He is responsible to coordinate, monitor and evaluate research programs in areas at the intersection of Convergent Innovation Coalition under the CGIAR Research Program – CRP4 Agriculture for Nutrition and Health (A4NH). He is based at IFPRI – South Asia Office in New Delhi and works with a global team of researchers including the IFPRI – HQ and McGill University Centre for the Convergence of Health and Economics (MCCHE), Canada and University of South Carolina - Arnold School of Public Health, USA. Samik is responsible to coordinate and manage key activities of Convergent Innovation projects lead by MCCHE and IFPRI/CGIAR. Convergent Innovation (CI) approach is the solutions at scale to complex human and economic development problems at the nexus of agriculture, food and health systems.
Before joining to IFPRI, Samik worked with OXFAM India where he coordinated Monitoring Evaluation Learning work for its country programme and also engaged with OXFAM International working group for drafting OXFAM Responsible Programme Data Ethics Policy. He has previously worked with Government of India supported National Rural Health Mission programme, Academy for Educational Development Inc. for USAID/A2Z India Project and FXB India Suraksha. He obtained Master of Arts in Social Work (specialization in Public Health Management and Psychiatric Social Work) from Banaras Hindu University in India. He has worked on issues viz. Maternal and Child Health Nutrition, Poverty reduction and Gender mainstreaming in development programs, Participatory plans and elementary school education, Social Research, Social Network Analysis and use of MIS systems and Monitoring and Evaluation.