Ms Shireen Vakil
Ms. Shireen Vakil heads the Policy and Advocacy unit of the Tata Trusts. With an experience of over 20 years in the development sector, Ms Vakil brings with her a rich and varied experience in the field of child rights, with special emphasis on strategy development, advocacy and the media — targeting both policy and public opinion in the core areas of education, protection, health and nutrition. She was a founding member of the Right to Education Forum (RTE) and the Pro-Child Coalition, co-authoring and editing the annual RTE Status Report in 2011 and 2015.

She played a key role in the setting up of Save the Children India and has worked across 20 countries in South America, Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Latin America, developing material on early childhood development and elementary education.