Ritu Srivastava, Director, Jadeite Solutions has over 16 years of experience specifically focusing on the ICT domain, using digital technology towards sustainable development of underprivileged communities/marginalized sections of society. She has extensively worked in areas of digital literacy, digital inclusion, and community networks and supported rural communities to build resilient and scalable bottom-up connectivity models in India.
Her research interest lies in areas of rural technologies, broadband policies, gender and access, gender and internet governance, open spectrum policies, digital literacy, and digital health and community development. She has represented India at the United Nations Human Rights Council, and United Nations Secretary General’s High-Level Panel for Digital Cooperation, as well as an organizational representative at the Global Network Initiative. She holds a Master’s degree in Electronics & Telecommunication and an MBA degree in. IT. She is a certified digital security trainer and UN Human Rights Mechanism.