Abhik Sen is the Head of Innovation and Partnerships at the Commonwealth Secretariat, an inter-governmental organization for 52-member countries spanning Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Caribbean and Oceania regions. Abhik is responsible for fostering innovation and multi-sectoral partnerships to address the most critical public policy and developmental challenges in Commonwealth countries.
Previously, he was Head of Policy and Research with a particular focus on the development of young people who comprise more than 60% of the Commonwealth’s population of 2.3 billion. In this role, Abhik supervised research and developed policy guidance on education, health, employment, entrepreneurship, inclusion, skills, and sustainable development. He also worked in partnership with the governments of Commonwealth countries to develop evidence-based national policies and collaborated with other international development organizations to improve policy frameworks, monitoring and evaluation.