Lina Srivastava is the founder of CIEL,a social innovation strategy group in New York City, and the co-founder of Regarding Humanity. Catalyzing social impact through culture, the arts, innovation, and technology, Lina creates narrative-based social change initiatives with NGOs, global institutions, and independent media creators, combining both field experience with skills in community engagement and narrative design. Lina has worked with social impact organizations such as UNESCO, the World Bank, AARP, UNICEF, Internews, and Apne Aap, and has worked on social impact campaigns for independent media projects, including Oscar-winning Born into Brothels, Oscar-winning Inocente, Sundance award winning and Social Impact Media Award winning Who Is Dayani Cristal?, and UN Women Gender Equality Champion winning Priya’s Shakti. She is a Steering Committee Member of Donor Direct Action, and on the Advisory Board for Tech 4 Good, and is on faculty in the Master's of Design for Social Innovation at SVA. Lina is a frequent speaker, including presentations and workshops at such conferences as the International Journalism Festival, the Tribeca Film Festival, the BOND International Development Conference, SOCAP, and the Inter-American Development Bank.
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