Ashish Dhawan is the Founder and CEO of Central Square Foundation (CSF). He worked for twenty years in the investment management business and ran one of India's leading private equity funds, ChrysCapital. In June 2012, he left his full time role at ChrysCapital to start CSF. Ashish is an M.B.A. with distinction from Harvard University and a dual bachelor's (B.S./ B.A.) holder with Magna Cum Laude honours from Yale University. He is on the India Advisory Board of Harvard and a member of Yale's Development Council.
Ashish serves on the board of several non-profits including Akanksha Foundation, 3.2.1 Education Foundation, Teach For India, Centre for Civil Society, Janaagraha and GiveLife. As Founder and CEO of CSF, Ashish hopes to bring a fresh impact-based approach to philanthropy in India. He was recently recognised as the NextGen Leader in Philanthropy by Forbes India.
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Five priorities for the New Education Policy
27 Nov 2015
In this article, Ashish Dhawan, Founder and Chairman of Central Square Foundation, lays out five broad priorities for the New Education Policy – ensuring robust data on children’s learning, strengthening school-based management, integrating early childhood education into the school system, engaging the private sector, and leveraging technology.
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Restoring dignity to the teaching profession in India
07 Feb 2014
It is unfortunate that the teaching profession in India is no longer considered an
attractive career option by young, bright people. This article outlines a plan to make
teaching a more viable profession in India. It recommends strengthening teacher
education institutions, incorporating practical experience into teacher preparation
programmes, promoting performance-linked rewards and career progression, and
creating a more professional environment for teachers.
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