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Rimsha Hamza
Senior Associate to the Management at Development Solutions , Consulting Firm
New Delhi, Delhi
Public Policy expert with 4+ years of experience working on Welfare and Governance issues, in rural and urban policy. Experiences grant maker for International and National Philanthropies. My strength is in building program designs, donor-due diligence, governance policies and organisation strategy.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Private Sector, Corporate Social Responsibility
Professional Experience:
Rimsha Hamza is a seasoned Social Impact and Policy Professional based in Delhi, currently serving as a Senior Associate to the Management at Development Solutions. Leading Program Management, Knowledge Management, Partnerships, and Communication, she brings a wealth of experience to drive impactful initiatives.

Previously, as a Programme Manager at Azim Premji Philanthropic Initiatives, Rimsha played a key role in grant management, framework evaluation for social enterprises, and strategic program development. Her focus on last-mile delivery of entitlements, empowering women-led collectives, and enhancing NGO capacities showcased her dedication to meaningful change. She oversaw projects related to critical areas such as the Public Distribution System, Pension & Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Development Programme, Forests Rights Act, Access to Justice, Local Democracy, and various public services.

Rimsha led statewide programs in Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan, co-designed a multi-thematic program in Jharkhand, and managed the Bangalore Frontline Response during the COVID crisis.

Her professional journey also includes a significant role as an Executive at Behes Debates (April to December 2017), contributing to training, content creation on gender, and fundraising activities for a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting research, debate, public speaking, and reasoned expression in educational institutions across India.

In her research and project engagements, Rimsha conducted assessments of various government schemes, legislative impact assessments, and research on topics such as the digitization of land records and the Smart Cities Mission, demonstrating her commitment to thorough policy analysis.

Holder of a Masters in Public Policy from the prestigious National Law School of India University in Bengaluru, Rimsha's dissertation focused on the 'Duality of Urban Development: Implications of Displacement and Resettlement in New Delhi.' She completed her undergraduate studies with a Bachelor's in Arts (Sociology Honors) from Hindu College, University of Delhi.

Throughout her career, Rimsha Hamza has consistently demonstrated a strong commitment to social impact, policy development, and research across various domains. Her versatility and dedication to making a positive difference in society mark her as a dynamic and influential professional in the field of social impact and policy.
Rimsha has completed her Masters in Public Policy, from National Law School of India, University, Bengaluru. She has also received her Bachelors in Sociology Honors from Hindu College, University of Delhi.
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    Years of Experience:
    2-5 years
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    English, Hindi
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