Tasneem Kakal


Tasneem Kakal, a youth advocate and feminist researcher, has a strong academic and professional background in economics, development and sociology.

She supports KIT Royal Tropical Institute with her strong skills in mixed-methods research and has a grasp of both econometric and qualitative data analysis. She has experience in grassroots initiatives in Mumbai, India where she co-founded two youth-led organisations working in rural areas and urban slums.

She has fundraised and created strategic partnerships with organisations and funders for various projects. Prior to KIT Royal Tropical Institute, she worked with Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) in Mumbai and Oxfam Novib in The Hague. Tasneem is a self-starter with a strong work ethic to deliver results. She thrives in partnerships, can align interests and mobilise stakeholders to work towards a common vision. She is an alumnus of the International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), The Hague and is a World Economic Forum Global Shaper.