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Dipika Chawla

Principal Specialist, DAI

Dipika is a Principal Specialist at DAI and a key advisor to the Kosmos Innovation Center, a finalist for the P3 Impact Award. DAI is a global development company whose mission is ‘shaping a more livable world.’ Dipika specializes in designing and implementing corporate social investment programs that achieve sustainable development impact, accomplish corporate strategic goals, and align with company identity and ethos. She has focused in particular on programs that leverage entrepreneurship and innovation to drive economic growth, and has experience mentoring and training young entrepreneurs in areas such as product design and pitching to investors. Previously, she worked for the World Bank researching public policy tools for fostering entrepreneurship and innovation in Asia, and for the Rainforest Alliance, an NGO that works with agricultural, forestry, and tourism companies to promote sustainable business worldwide. Dipika holds of a Master of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University.