Venu Arora

Adjunct Faculty

Radio and Voice professional, South Asia

Ms. Arora is the Founder/Director of Ideosync Media Combine, a New Delhi-based not for profit working on social & behaviour change communication, community media, freedom of expression and voice equity. She has extensive experience in radio production, with script, direction and production credits on a number of broadcast radio series; and wide-ranging training experience for community media. Ms.Arora has worked with UNDP as a communication specialist; and with Equal Access International as their regional development communication consultant, establishing their Nepal and Cambodia operations.  She holds an Advances in Health Communications certification from the John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; and has also received the MacArthur Fellowship for Leadership Development in 2002 for her work on Adolescent Reproductive and Sexual Health. In 1998, she received a National Award (Rajat Kamal) for her film Nirankush, a multi-award winning fiction feature on female infanticide in Rajasthan. A published poet and lyricist, she is also the author of a wide variety of research papers, studies and books, including CR: Learning the Skills (UNICEF, 20014); CR & Migration (with N.Ramakrishnan, UNESCO, 2016); and CR Sustainability (CEMCA/UNESCO, 2016). Her current work and interests are in participatory and community media including radio, Development Practice, Feminism and Evaluations, Gender and Media.