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Poorvi Chitalkar

Learning Agenda Specialist

Poorvi Chitalkar is the Learning Agenda Specialist at Namati. In this role, she leads efforts to generate new knowledge on legal empowerment, connecting research and program experimentation to drive learning. She supports collaboration among practitioners from Namati and the Global Legal Empowerment Network as well as researchers to advance comparative learning across diverse contexts.

Before Namati, Poorvi led research and analysis at the Global Centre for Pluralism (Canada) advancing applied research on the sources of inclusion and exclusion in diverse societies and helping to shape inclusive policies and practices. She has worked at the International Development Research Centre, the office of the Ontario Ombudsman and practiced law at the Bombay High Court in India.

She has conducted research on issues related to law and social justice, including the role and impact of public interest litigation and socio-economic rights litigation.

Poorvi holds an LL.B from Symbiosis University (India) and an LL.M from the University of Toronto (Canada).

She lives in Washington DC with her husband.