Manoj Mathew is a policy enthusiast and a leader who turns ideas into reality. He has served in various senior roles at the Centre for Civil SocietyDon Bosco Tech, and Lattitude Global Volunteering. He has also been a consultant to think tanks in India-Centre for Public Policy ResearchIndia Institute and other International non-profits. He also volunteers in advocating blockchain technology solutions for the protection of property rights.

He was instrumental in scaling Jeevika: Asia Livelihood Documentary Festival as Festival Director and championing the policy reforms in the Bamboo sector in India through researched based advocacy campaign ‘Bamboo is not a Tree’.

He also conceptualized EduDoc: Stories of Education, an annual International Short Film Competition.

He graduated in Commerce, Journalism & Mass Communication, Public Policy and has a diploma in computing. He is certified by leading training academies in Germany & US for strategic partnership building and think tank management.

Former Secretary General of the International YCS, he is well travelled, worked and lived in Manila and Paris for 7 years engaged in global advocacy for fight student poverty and peacebuilding. He has extensive experience in project management, youth facilitation, campaigns, resource mobilization, and organisational development.

He currently serves as the advisory member of the Amity Institute of Public Policy at Amity University, Noida. He is the Affiliate Advisor & Strategist-South Asia, Acton Institute, USA.

Expertise: #Advocacy #Campaigns #Communication Strategy #Event Management #Facilitation #Fund Raising #Institutional Partnerships #Government Relations #Operations #Public Policy #Project #Management #Strategic Planning #Volunteer Management #Youth Participation


Alumni: Don Bosco School, Liluah | St. Xavier’s College, affiliated to Calcutta University | Asset International, Aptech Calcutta | Think Tank MBA, Atlas Leadership Academy, USA | FNF – International Academy for Leadership (IAF), Gummersbach, Germany | Acton University, Acton Institute, USA |

Jindal School of Government and Public Policy​ | JSGP



Name of Organizations Interned/Worked

  • Advisor, Indian School of Public Policy (ISPP), New Delhi
  • Affiliate Advisor & Strategist-South Asia, Acton Institute, USA.
  • Secretary, Association for Public Policy Education (APPE), India.
  • Research Intern, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI), Delhi.
  • Chief Operating Officer, Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR), Kochi.
  • Co-Founder & Chief Volunteer, Poledu Learning Foundation (Policy Talks), Delhi.
  • Facilitator, Centre for Education and Research in Environmental Strategies (CERES), Melbourne.
  • Director, Development & Partnership, Katha, Delhi.
  • Head, Policy & Corporate Affairs, Don Bosco Tech, Delhi.
  • Focal Point, India Property Rights Alliance, India Institute, Delhi
  • Country Manager, Lattitude Global Volunteering UK, Delhi.
  • Director, Jeevika: Asia Livelihood Documentary Festival, Delhi
  • Director, Centre for Civil Society (CCS), Delhi.
  • Secretary General, International Young Catholic Students (IYCS), Paris.
  • Asian Coordinator, International Young Christian Students (IYCS) Asia, Manila.
  • Consultant, GE Countrywide, Trans America Apple Finance, Standard Chartered Bank, Calcutta.

Area(s) of Interest:  Government Relations & Public Policy, State, Government & Society Relations, Technology, Research, Training, Advocacy, Facilitation, and Communications

Skills: Organisation Development Facilitator, Trainer, Website conceptualisation & design, CRM on Salesforce, Microsoft Office, Film Production, Social Media Strategist, Trainer, Fundraising.