In 2002, Suparna Gupta founded Aangan to influence India’s child welfare policy and build child protection systems for the most marginalized. She has designed processes that have been adopted by state departments and juvenile justice functionaries, and implemented by groups across the country. Her work includes guidelines to improve state care for child survivors of abuse and exploitation; rehabilitation systems for children in conflict with law; a preventative model on child marriage, trafficking, and labour; and tools for trust-building and dialogue between officials and adolescents.
Suparna earned a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard Kennedy School as an Edward S. Mason Fellow. She was selected as a Fellow by Harvard’s Ash Centre for Democratic Governance and Innovation in 2012, was named an Asia Society Young 21 Leader in 2011, and has been an Ashoka Fellow since 2009.