Choral Mauladia poses near by her cart where she sells vegetables at a local market.
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Public event
28 January 2021, 11:30 - 29 January 2021, 12:30 GMT

Launch of the South Asia Learning Collaborative on Social Norms

Social Norms Learning Collaborative

Given the recent growth of the number of researchers and practitioners working in the field of social and behaviour change, it is a critical moment to make the latest knowledge and evidence on social norms widely accessible and provide opportunities for practitioners and researchers from different disciplines and sectors to share and produce knowledge. Social norms expertise currently rests in a small group of global “experts,” which is inadequate to meet the demand for assistance to guide social norms practice and research. This learning network will support effective programming that addresses the norms that influence critical health and development issues by strengthening social norms expertise at the implementation level, where it matters most.


The webinar is the launch event of the South Asia Learning Collaborative, officially inviting participation from interested organizations and people working or wanting to work with social norms in South Asia.


  • Dr. Anjalee Kohli, Technical Director, Passages Project at the Institute for Reproductive Health
  • Indrajit Chaudhuri, Country Director of PCI India
  • Shweta Bankar, Senior Fellow – Qualitative Research, at the Centre for Social and Behaviour Change (CSBC)
  • Andy Bhanot, Director of Social and Behaviour Change Communication of PCI India
  • Siddhartha Swarup, India Lead, Social Impact, Education, and Communities at Facebook
  • Dr. Khairul Islam, Regional Director, South Asia Region at WaterAID
  • Dr. Ravi Verma, Director at International Center for Research on Women (ICRW)
  • Poonam Muttreja, Executive Director of the Population Foundation of India

Watch the Recording: