Soham Banerji, an experienced Program Manager and aspiring Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) specialist, is a Masters candidate in Georgetown’s Global Human Development Program in the School of Foreign Service. He is currently the Director of Strategy for the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs and a Student Council member on the School of Foreign Service, Graduate Student Council.
Last summer he worked with the Coca-Cola Company in Jakarta, Indonesia and The World Bank in Baku, Azerbaijan. In Indonesia, he worked with Coca-Cola's team to help scale up their 5by20 initiative. This global initiative is a commitment by Coca-Cola to enable the economic empowerment of 5 million women entrepreneurs across Coca-Cola’s value chain by 2020. 5by20 in Indonesia is addressing the challenges faced by women and recognizing their economic potential, by providing them with the resources, financial services, peer mentors, and business skills training to become entrepreneurs and start small businesses, which is key to Indonesia’s sustainable economic growth. In Baku, Azerbaijan, he was involved with a Poverty and Social Impact Analysis. This involved working on a baseline survey that will inform an Impact Evaluation of the power sector in the country.