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Prof Priti Parikh at Ada Lovelace Day Live Online 2022
Prof Priti Parikh researches infrastructure solutions in resource-challenged settings. She will talk about gaps in infrastructure and what that means for marginalised communities, with a dash of comedy on the side.
About Prof Priti Parikh
Prof Priti Parikh is the founder director of UCL’s Engineering for International Development Centre at the Bartlett School of Sustainable Construction. This centre researches locally acceptable water-sanitation-energy solutions in low-middle income countries for human development and wellbeing.
She has over 15 years of engineering industry experience in South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa and the UK with consultancies on the design of infrastructure for slums in partnership with local communities. She was awarded the prestigious BBOXX/Royal Academy of Engineering Senior Research fellowship that focuses on energy access in sub-Sahara Africa through smart solar solutions.
Prof Parikh was named as one of the 100 most influential academics in the UK Government for her work in climate and sustainability in 2021 and one of the top 50 Women in Engineering in 2022. Her work has influenced policy and practice especially the work around evidencing links between infrastructure and Sustainable Development Goals. She is a Council Member and Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Board Member for Engineers Against Poverty and Sanitation and Human Rights India and is an Engineers Without Borders changemaker.