Melanie Vant

Melanie Vant

MPP 2011, Cultural Bridge Fellow
PRADAN, India

Melanie spent her summer with PRADAN, a women’s empowerment and rural development organization in India. PRADAN works with approximately 200,000 marginalized women and their communities across eight states in central and eastern India to help them develop their skills and assets to lead more dignified lives. Melanie helped PRADAN develop a policy agenda, advocacy strategy, and institutional capacity to politically empower their constituents at the central, state, and district level. Before leaving for India, Melanie visited Haiti to help facilitate the next steps of HKS student, faculty, and center involvement in Haiti's development.