As Managing Director on the Responsible Technology team, Anamitra leads Omidyar Network’s work on encrypted messaging, platforms and power, and alternative business models, with a vision for technology that underpins greater individual empowerment, social opportunity, and user safety.
Previously, Anamitra was global lead of the intellectual capital team, which helped to shape Omidyar Network’s strategic direction and incubate areas of work including Digital Identity and the Tech and Society Solutions Lab.
Prior to joining the firm, Anamitra was an associate partner at the Monitor Group (now Monitor Deloitte), where he co-founded the Monitor Inclusive Markets practice in 2007. Globally, xhe led senior client engagements in financial inclusion, livelihoods, healthcare, and impact investing.
His work has been featured in publications like The Washington Post, The Times of India, and the Financial Times, and included in seminal reports on market-based solutions and impact investing. He has spoken at landmark conferences and taught classes on these topics.
Anamitra received two master’s degrees from the University of Oxford, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar, and is a graduate of Mount Allison University and the Lester B Pearson UWC in Canada.
Evaluation Panel judges will score and provide feedback on the applications assigned to them using the scoring rubric, and each valid application will receive five sets of reviews with scores that have been statistically normalized to ensure a level playing field. Applicants are encouraged to use this valuable feedback to strengthen and refine their solutions as they implement projects and secure other funding sources.
Meet the judges featured here, and more Evaluation Panel members will be added in the next few months.
The Selection Committee will review the top-scoring submissions and select up to ten winners based on considerations that may include, but are not limited to, Evaluation Panel resulting rank order, organizational capacity, geographic diversity, and feasibility. The Selection Committee will make the final recommendation to Omidyar Network for the winners who will each receive $100,000 awards, as well as up to five additional promising solutions that will each receive $20,000 awards.