Pranav Sarin leads Vihara’s work in Indonesia, focussing on applying prototyping approaches to public service delivery, and building innovation capacity among civil society organizations, academicians, and the development sector. Most recently, Pranav co-lead a prototyping effort for reduced MMR in NTB, through which 9 innovations for improved maternal health were developed. He has a keen interest in exploring new ways of thinking about monitoring and evaluation in support of more experimental approaches to problem solving. Pranav has also been involved in conceptualizing the Civic Innovation Lab, and has contributed to many other user centered design and research project activities in areas of finance, telecom and media.
Prior to his work at CKS, Pranav was a part of the design team working on the opening and closing ceremonies of the Olympic Games, 2012. He has published a research paper on design thinking and its impact on design education in India, through the India Design Council. For his undergraduate education, Pranav pursued a joint program in Design at the Camberwell College of Art and the Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, both in London in the UK.