Neelesh Kumar

External Consultant | nkumar at iihs dot ac dot in

2016  Master in Social Work, IGNOU,   Delhi
2015 BCom, Delhi University



Countries: India, South Africa
States: Delhi
Cities: Delhi
Languages: English, Hindi

Neelesh Kumar has worked with many organisations and Govt. Dept. on issues related to livelihood, pension schemes, PDS, Education and entitlements like Voter ID card etc. He has been part of many networks in India, working with them on projects such as Homeless Shelter, Affordable Housing, Right to Food, and Right to the City through organisations.


At IIHS Delhi, he is interning with the Academy and Research team, working on Upgradation of informal settlements and Housing Rights, Basti field work, Advocacy and documentation for legal cases.


His research area of interest is incremental housing in informal settlements and Geo Spatial mapping of slums in Delhi which has faced forced eviction


His interest in drama has earned a two-year certificate course from National School of Drama (NSD).