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Kavita Ayyagari

Country Director Howard Delafield International-India and India Team Lead (HDI)

As HDI India’s Team Lead for the Game of Choice, Not Chance Kavita directs the Game’s design, development, and implementation of the end-user marketing program.


She brings 19 years of rich experience in the field of Public Health Advocacy, Marketing & Communications and Program Management to her role.


Prior to this Kavita led innovative private-sector partnerships for Pathfinder International and Abt Associates on adolescent health and family planning. She has worked with the International Union against tuberculosis and lung disease by increasing political will and mobilizing leadership and resources for TB.  At Save The Children, she addressed new-born child survival and applied her expertise at the World Bank to sanitation and hygiene challenges. She has  over ten years of experience working on projects funded by USAID and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation working with diverse teams and partners implementing projects across UP, Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttarakhand and Maharashtra.


She holds a master’s degree in Economics and a Post Graduate diploma in Mass Communications. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. at JNU in the Department of Community Health & Social Medicine.


When Kavita is not working in one city, she divides her time in another city between her cat and dog, her two teenage kids and her terrace garden.

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