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Rajita Majumdar

Strategic Communications Lead

Ms. Majumdar brings more than 15 years of experience spearheading communications strategies to advance missions of US government programs, associations, and international nonprofits. Her experience in diverse sectors—energy, environment, agriculture, and public health—has given her a unique edge in understanding the interlocking challenges of sustainable development and the communications needs around them. She led corporate communications at the International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas, a global UN-mandated nonprofit, where she helped shape a cohesive narrative for the center’s diverse technical work in 40+ countries, successfully elevating its brand and expanding its footprint with donors, partners, and stakeholders. In public health, Ms. Majumdar led communications and knowledge management for the Joint Learning Network for Universal Health Coverage, a peer-to-peer network of high-level government officials from 32 member countries working toward the goal of universal health coverage. She implemented an integrated strategy with a multitude of partners, including the World Bank, USAID, the Gates Foundation, WHO, and country members, that significantly grew the network’s brand and positioned it as a leading program in the global health space. Ms. Majumdar has also provided her communications and outreach expertise to the U.S. Department of Energy and electric utility associations to increase the uptake of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies—crucial to the fight against climate change. Currently, she leads strategic communications and knowledge dissemination for the USAID Medicines, Technologies, and Pharmaceutical Services (MTaPS) Program at Management Sciences for Health. She has a BS in Chemistry from University of Mumbai and a MS in Professional and Technical Communications from New Jersey Institute of Technology.