Ahwaan Nayak

External consultant | anayak at iihs dot ac dot in


2022    MPlan School of Planning and Architecture (SPA) Vijayawada Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, India
2020    BPlan CET Odisha University of Technology and Research Bhubaneswar, Odisha, India

Countries: India, Sri Lanka
States: Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Delhi, Gujarat
Cities: Bhubaneswar, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Puri, Balasore, Paradeep, Jagatsinghpur, Sambalpur, Jajpur, Vijayawada, Ganjam, New Delhi, Ahmedabad
Languages: Odia, Hindi, English, Sanskrit

Kinjal Sampat has worked as a researcher for over a decade. Her focus areas have been inequality, links between growth and employment, and social protection. She has specifically written on income security, low-income housing, employment and micro-enterprise issues. At IIHS, Kinjal engages with imminent questions at the intersections of human and economic development—particularly interrogating the role of nano and micro enterprises in development, employment, and social protection. She has previously worked with the Global Alliance for Mass Entrepreneurship, the Centre for Equity Studies and the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies. She holds a master’s in sociology from the Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, and a master’s in sociology of law from the University of the Basque Country.

  • Scoping Study of Human Migration and Displacement within India
  • Sustainable Urban Mobility
  • Role of Flood Preparedness Assessment Scorecard in Improving Flood Preparedness and Response: A Review of Effectiveness
  • External Review of CDRI Fellowship
  • Understanding Mysore Green City Project