Siddhartha Swarup is the project director for the Shaping Demands and Practices grant managed by the BBC World Service Trust. He is a health communication and marketing expert with more than 12 years of experience specializing in program management, strategic planning, creative development, and capacity-building for public health–related BCC programs. Mr. Swarup is has worked with a wide range of UN agencies, NGOs, and multinational corporations across 15 countries in 5 continents.
September 09, 2011 / Siddhartha Swarup
How can we use media and communications to reduce poverty and promote human rights, enabling people to build better lives?
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