Dr. Peer Ghulam Nabi

2023 IVLP Impact Award Project: The 100 Women Leadership ProgramIndia

Dr. Peer Ghulam Nabi is an accomplished international development and public policy expert with over 16 years of experience in strategic planning, resource mobilization, collaborative partnership building and government affairs. A fellow of the International Poverty Reduction Center (IPRCC), China, Peer has served as a Mission Director and CEO at the Ministry of Skill and Entrepreneurship Development, Government of Jammu and Kashmir, India and Executive Director of Center for Research and Development Policy. He has played a key role in establishing the Borderless World Foundation and regional offices of Mercy Corps and Indo Global Social Service Society. He is currently working as an advisor at CRDP and Senior Consultant with Deloitte India.

Peer has an illustrious academic background with a PhD in Management, MPP in International Development, MA in History and a Diploma in Negotiation & Conflict Management. With experience in establishing and leading both government and non-governmental organizations, as well as teaching, research, and corporate sector experience, he represents the rare embodiment of interfacing academics and development practice with policy planning and program execution.

IVLP Impact Award Project: The 100 Women Leadership Program

The 100 Women Leaders Program economically and socially empowered women from marginalized groups, inspiring them to explore the field of entrepreneurship. It also created awareness about opportunities in the entrepreneurial ecosystem, trained participants in the art of developing business plans for investment and equipped them with essential skills for conducting activities and overcoming initial hurdles faced by entrepreneurs.

The program trained 100 young, aspiring women in two groups of 50, conducting workshops to generate awareness and teaching skills for developing business ideas. Participants were given many opportunities to network and connect with mentors in the field, gaining insights, advice, and practical knowledge from experienced individuals in the field.
Additionally, participants learned how to pitch their business plans from an investor perspective. At the end of the project, ten teams presented their business plans to project stakeholders, showcasing the participants' newfound ability to pitch their ideas to investors. The program brought a significant transformation in participants' orientation towards entrepreneurship. It changed societal perceptions by motivating and training young, aspiring women entrepreneurs to pitch their business plans confidently.


"The programme gave me the confidence to change my thought process about breaking the social taboo of women’s entrepreneurship. At the start of the programme, I was not very confident about starting the new venture, but my thought process changed after attending the programme." - Workshop participant

IVLP Exchange Experience 

Peer was a participant in the IVLP Project Entrepreneurship as the Engine of Prosperity and Stability - Small Business Development in the Indo-Pacific, organized by the U.S. Department of State and Meridian International Center.

U.S. Communities Visited

Washington, DC; Orlando, FL; Chicago, IL

Country: India

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