Praveen Das
Lead Partnerships Manager, South Asia
Praveen Das
Lead Partnerships Manager, South Asia, Wikimedia Foundation
"it always seems impossible until it's done" - Nelson Mandela

About me

I have +13 years of experience in partnership building, community building, program management, user-based testing, and research. I'm focused on expanding our regional partnership work, assisting the organization's partnership needs, and providing more dedicated support to a diverse and fascinating landscape of opportunities. I live in the capital of Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow, also known as the "City of Nawabs." I am very interested in education development issues in the region, particularly equal access to education in remote areas and the use of technology to spread free knowledge. In my spare time, you can find me in the kitchen or playing with my daughter (where I'm used for Makeup Experiments):).

My work

I work in the Regional Partnerships Team at the Wikimedia Foundation covering partnerships across South Asia. In my role, I pursue strategic opportunities to work with mission-aligned companies, nonprofit organizations, governments, and other groups operating at the intersection of technology and education to grow Wikipedia and Wikimedia projects and advance the organization’s free knowledge mission.

Disclaimer: I work for or provide services to the Wikimedia Foundation, and this is the account I try to use for edits or statements I make in that role. However, the Foundation does not vet all my activity, so edits, statements, or other contributions made by this account may not reflect the views of the Foundation.

Contact me

  • E-mail: pdas(_AT_)
  • Phone: +91 8951323603
  • Linkedin: Praveen Das