Dr. Somnath Singh

Dr. Somnath is a thorough development Professional as well as an academic practitioner with over 23 years of demonstrative experience working with different sectors which include, Government, Corporate, CSOs, Academia, and the UN system; His innovations and initiatives brought positive changes in the organization’s operations, Govt machinery as well as in target communities which he worked with.

In 23 years of service in the development sector, Dr. Somnath worked in different roles and capacities. His area of expertise lies in Public Health, ESG, Women and Child Development, Gender Equality, Livelihood, UN Ten principles (Human Rights, Labor, Environment, and Anti-Corruption), SDGs, and City development programmes like Climate Smart City, AMRUT City and Smart City Mission of Govt of India.

Dr. Somnath has been recognized for his various initiatives and innovations while working with Ministries and National Programmes (NHM, RNTCP, NACP) and legal bodies (National Legal Service Authority- NLSA, State Legal Service Authority-SLSA, and District Legal Service Authority-DLSA) and UN organizations like USAID, UNAIDS, UNDP, FHI, and The International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (The Union).

He specializes in developing and executing strategic interventions through multi-stakeholder engagement and is skilled at Organization Leadership, Project designing & management, Resource mobilization, Stakeholder management, Training, and Research.

Currently, Dr. Somnath, in the capacity of Deputy Director is heading the Anti-Corruption & business integrity Projects for Healthcare, MSMEs, and Private Sectors, Resource Mobilization, Communication & branding portfolios along with the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at UN Global Compact Network India (UN GCNI).

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

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

Email idsomnath.singh@globalcompact.in