Dr. Somnath Singh

Deputy Director

Dr. Somnath is a thorough development Professional as well as an academic practitioner with over 22 years demonstrative experience of working with different sectors which include, Government, corporate, CSOs, Academia and UN system and his innovations brought positive changes in organization’s operations, Govt machinery as well as in target communities.

In 22 years of service in the development sector, Dr. Somnath worked in different roles and capacities ranging from the position of program Officer to the Program Director and Head of the programmes. His area of expertise lies in Public Health, ESG, Women and Child development, Gender Equality, Livelihood, UN ten Principles (Human Rights, Labor Standard, Environment and Anti-Corruption), SDGs and City development programmes like Climate Smart City, AMRUT City and Smart City Mission of GoI.

Dr. Somnath was recognized for his various initiatives and innovations while working with Ministries and multiple national programmes of Govt of India and UN organizations like USAID, UNAIDS, UNDP, FHI and The Union.

He is specialized in developing and executing strategic interventions through multi-stakeholder engagement and skilled at organization leadership, Project designing & management, Resource mobilization, Stakeholders management, Trainings and Research.

Currently, at UN Global Compact Network India (UNGCNI) Dr. Somnath, in the capacity of Programme Manager for India, is leading the Centre of Excellence for Governance, Ethics and Transparency (CEGET) and heading diverse initiatives of the organization around Corporate Governance, Health Governance, Environmental Governance, Urban Governance, Anti-Corruption and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Dr. Somnath believes that Public Private Partnership and collective action are the key for the success of each development initiative /issue and hence he practices it and gains success in all his professional and personal endeavors.

Regarding academic background, Dr. Somnath has completed his graduation and Master in Social Work from Delhi University. Though he stepped into the service sector in 2000 he kept his ambition of learning and enhancing knowledge about society and business behavior live, he gained master degrees in Sociology from Annamalai University, In Rural Development from Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) and In Business Administration (MBA) from Sikkim Manipal University in India. In December 2020, he was awarded a doctorate degree in Management by OPJS university, Churu, Rajasthan/India.

Email idsomnath.singh@globalcompact.in

Srishti Gautam

Programme Officer

Srishti holds a Master’s degree in Diplomacy, Law and Business (MADLB) from OP. Jindal Global University and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science honors from Indraprastha College for Women, University of Delhi. She has wide research experience in the field of Gender Equality, Water and Sanitation, Human Rights, Foreign Affairs and Tribal Livelihoods.

Prior to GCNI, she has worked with UNESCO on Sustainable Development Projects and Peace and Conflict Resolution, along with having a 1.5 years’ experience with the Peacebuilding Projects and Rohingya Human Rights Initiative in imparting early childhood development education, refugee crisis and mitigation. Her qualifications are reinforced by virtual courses such as ‘Global Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility: Be Sustainable”. Driven by interest in the development sector and international affairs, she has published five articles in reputed journals such as International Journal of Political Science and Governance.

Apart from this, she has volunteered for street children and underprivileged community in imparting Quality Education and Livelihood through organizations such as Salaam Baalak Trust, UTSAH NGO, Smile Foundation and ‘Project Rakshan’ on Anti-Child Labor Campaign.

Hailing from the Northeaster part on India, Srishti has worked for the Rabha Tribal community and other social issues and implementation projects in the area such as ‘Clean Water Availability and Sustainability in the smart city of Guwahati’, along with conducting primary research on the practice of Witch-Hunting and the Stigmatization of Women in Assam.

Currently at Global Compact, she is working as a ‘Programme Officer’ in providing support to the members in implementing the 10 principles of SDGs in India.

Email idsrishti.gautam@globalcompact.in