Vivek Trivedi, Communications and Development Manager

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Vivek Trivedi comes to SAALT with a deep commitment to using communications and the law to advance social change.  As a trained lawyer and multimedia producer, he’s worked at the intersection of human rights, communications, and development in both the U.S. and India.  Recently, Vivek worked as Communications Officer at Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, a Delhi-based NGO with offices in London and Accra that works on access to justice and access to information in the countries of the Commonwealth.  In this role, Vivek was responsible for leading the organization’s overall communications strategy, a position which involved the development and management of CHRI’s key assets, including publications, websites, blogs, multimedia products, social media platforms, and international networks.  He also conceptualized and executed the Virtual Police Station project, a groundbreaking interactive training tool for the police and empowerment tool for the public that brings a visitor into a computerized India police station to explore rooms and learn key procedures using 360 technology, video, and text.  This tool is now being used by Indian Police Academies and civil society to advance training and empowerment on policing practices to all stakeholders.  Throughout the years, Vivek has worked as a communications consultant with numerous international human rights organizations and foundations including Namati, Nazdeek, Breakthrough, the Holdeen Foundation, Accountability Counsel, and others, where he’s developed communications strategies and created multimedia products in the form of advocacy videos, interactive projects, social media content, sharegraphics, and other content in furtherance of human rights efforts.  In 2012, Vivek worked with SAALT as a New York Field Fellow to increase the South Asian vote and voice during the 2012 elections.

Vivek holds a Juris Doctorate from Touro Law School and a B.A. in English and Political Science from Rutgers University. To reach Vivek, email vivek@saalt.org.