Posted by: Academy of Achievement | 04/05/2013


Suba Sivakumaran, Class of 2007
Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation Fellow, United Nations Development Programme

I attended the 2007 Academy of Achievement Summit as a Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation Fellow from the Harvard Kennedy School.

I am now working at the United Nations Development Programme’s Business Call To Action. The Business Call to Action encourages businesses around the world to incorporate inclusive practices in their core activities. As a program specialist in knowledge creation, capacity building and impact measurement, I work with companies ranging from large multinationals to small social enterprises, helping them reach out to those at the bottom of the social pyramid , and to design and refine their initiatives for consistent improvement.

Since graduating from the Kennedy School, I have also produced a documentary film, Enakkum Oru Per (I Too Have A Name), about the impact of the civil war on the women of my native Sri Lanka. This short film was nominated for the Golden Bear at the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival in 2012.

I continue to enjoy being part of a group of people around the world who are constantly seeking to do things better, and the things I have learned from this community continue to shape the life that I lead.

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