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Kezevino Aram


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Dr. Kezevino Aram serves as President of Shanti Ashram, a development organization she joined over 20 years ago and has led since 2014. Founded in 1986 on Mahatma Gandhi’s vision of Sarvodaya (progress for all), it is an international center for learning, development, and collaboration addressing relevant social issues and promoting community development. Dr. Aram has helped develop a template for community development pivoted upon active participation by women and children, assisting communities move out of poverty, address inequities, build leaders and ensure sustainable development. She has sustained her long-standing engagement in inter-faith dialogue as a key component of her effort to promote peace building and local initiatives to foster social cohesion. Dr. Aram has collaborated with many institutions globally including Governments (Govt. of India, Govt. of Tamil Nadu, Govt. of Nagaland), multilateral institutions (UNICEF, UNDP, FAO, WHO, World Bank), economic institutions (World Economic Forum (WEF) Switzerland, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)), and inter-faith organizations (Religions for Peace, Arigatou International (Japan), and KAICIID (Vatican, Saudi Arabia, Austria, Spain)). Dr. Aram received her Medical Degree from the PSG Institute of Medical Sciences & Research and completed her special training in Paediatrics at the Masonic Medical Centre for Children, Coimbatore, India. Subsequently she gained a Master’s degree in Public Health from the School of Public Health, Harvard University, with a double major in child and international health.

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