Program Officer for Media Access and Rights, Ford Foundation, India
Ravina Aggarwal is the Program Officer for the Ford Foundation’s Advancing Media Rights and Access initiative in India. Her grant-making supports infrastructure planning and policy reforms for bridging the digital divide and increasing broadband and broadcast access for the poor.
Prior to joining the Ford Foundation in December, 2006, Ravina taught anthropology at Smith College in Massachusetts for 12 years. Her scholarship focused on media, culture, gender, and peace-building, and her extensive field research in the trans-Himalayan region of Ladakh resulted in several publications. Ravina is a founding trustee of LAMO, a nonprofit arts and media organization in Ladakh. She has a Ph.D. in anthropology from Indiana University and a bachelor’s degree from St. Xavier’s College in Mumbai.