Rajiv Joshi

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Rajiv Joshi "currently works as Outreach Coordinator in the International Secretariat of the Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP) and is also studying a Masters in Public Policy and Administration at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University in New York. He has recently completed his BA degree at Strathclyde Business School where he received a First Class Honours in Economics.

"Rajiv Joshi has been a community activist since the age of nine and has served two terms as Chair of the Scottish Youth Parliament, representing the constituency of Glasgow Govan. He has been involved in mobilizing young people globally through the Commonwealth Youth Forum, World Youth Congress and AIESEC, the world’s largest student organization.

"In May 2007 he was elected to the International Board of CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation, where he serves as the youngest ever Director. In the same year he was appointed to the Scotland Committee of the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) where he served for two years, and in April 2008 he joined the Board of the Centre for Scottish Public Policy.

"Rajiv is also a Senior Advisor to the British Council where he provides guidance on education and governance and served as Vice-Chair of Young Scot between 2005 and 2009. In 2007 he was awarded BME young male of the year and also received the Sunday Mail Young Scot Award for Citizenship and Democracy. Rajiv has supported Oxfam for a number of years, working closely with Oxfam in Scotland." [1]

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  1. Oxfam GB Trustees, organizational web page, accessed April 20, 2012.