Dr. Geeta Mehta

Co-founder/President, Asia Initiatives

India

Dr. Geeta Mehta is the co-founder and president of the NGO Asia Initiatives, and an adjunct professor of architecture and urban design at Columbia University. She has worked with communities in nine developing countries on grassroots projects, and was recognized as one of the 21 Leaders of the 21st Century by Women’s eNews in 2015.

Geeta is the innovator of Social Capital Credits (SoCCs), a virtual currency for social good used in India, Ghana, Kenya and USA to incentivize participation in community improvement projects, and to empower people to take charge of their own development journey.

Geeta is also the co-founder of “URBZ: User Generated Cities” a think tank that works with informal communities in Mumbai to help them transform their own neighborhoods through advocacy and by improving education, healthcare, livelihoods and public spaces.

Geeta currently serves on the advisory committee for the Mayor of New York, and on the Boards of WomenStrong International, the Center for the Living City, and Friends of University of Tokyo. She has also been an advisor to the Millennium Cities project at the Earth Institute at Columbia University. She is a frequent speaker at international forums related to social capital and social justice.

Solutions

Social Capital Credits: Community Currency for Social Good

By Dr. Geeta Mehta

Asia Initiatives Learning Cascades

Transforming learning for women and girls with the power of technology and social capital

By Dr. Geeta Mehta

42

SoCCs for Crowdsourcing Goodness

By Dr. Geeta Mehta

Cascades of Learning

Cascade of Learning crowdsources peer mentoring to bridge the digital and resource divide for children in underserved communities worldwide.

By Dr. Geeta Mehta

SM SM
SP SP
NT NT
77

Asia Initiatives

By Dr. Geeta Mehta

TG TG
SP SP
VR VR

Asia Initiatives’ Upskilling Cascades

Crowdsourcing skilled people to upskill others, incentivised by Social Capital Credits (SoCCs), who redeem SoCCs to improve their own skills

By Dr. Geeta Mehta

    Back
to Top