Prasanna Vernenkar joins CEPPS as the Partnership Engagement & Sustainability Advisor. Previously, at Creative Associates International, Prasanna spent 15 years leading USAID-funded transition programming. Through small grants with local partners, Prasanna implemented programs in support of livelihoods, crime and violence reduction, anti-corruption, youth, media, PVE and migration. Prasanna primarily worked on programs in Central America, West & East Africa and Yemen.
He holds an MA in International Relations and Diplomacy from the American Graduate School of International Relations and Diplomacy in Paris and a BA in Political Science from the University of Connecticut. Prasanna is conversant in Dutch, French, German, Spanish, Konkani, and Marathi.