Geeta Bandi-Phillips

Director of Advocacy and External Engagement at World Vision

Geeta Bandi-Phillips is Director of Advocacy and External Engagement at World Vision, Somalia.

Before joining World Vision, she worked as Head of Media, Advocacy, Communications and Campaigns at Save the Children; as Policy and Advocacy Manager at Women and Children First, which works to reduce the neonatal and maternal mortality; and with Unicef, leading Asia-wide research and advocacy processes on health, social exclusion and youth. Prior to that she headed up Unicef India’s “Unite for Children Unite Against AIDS” campaign. Earlier she worked with Dalit Solidarity Network on Dalit human rights, and with Landmine Action on the rights of people in fragile states.

She is originally from Andhra Pradesh, South India, and is now in Kenya after stints in London, Washington DC, Bangkok, Delhi, the Hague and Oxford.