Kalpana Beesabathuni

About Kalpana Beesabathuni
  • Global Lead – Technology & Entrepreneurship, Sight and Life
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Sight and Life is a Swiss-based humanitarian think tank that works for a world free from malnutrition. At Sight and Life, Kalpana Beesabathuni mobilises two of the tectonic movements that are important for the world today – technology & entrepreneurship with a focus on food systems in Asia, sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America. She conceptualised and advances social business models and product innovations for its flagship initiatives: “EGGciting Innovations”, “Elevator Pitch Contest” and “The Nutrition Entrepreneurs”.

Kalpana has over 15 years of experience in nutrition, food, renewable energy and global health. She has worked in multi-cultural and science driven contexts fostering product, technology and business model innovation. Kalpana holds a MBA from Harvard Business School, a Master’s in Agricultural and Food Engineering from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and a Bachelor’s in Agricultural and Food Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (Kharagpur).

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Unlocking funding for affordable nutrition

26 Jun 2019

Poor diets are now the number one risk factor for morbidity and mortality globally. Scaling up proven nutrition interventions and improving diets by increasing access and affordability to nutrient rich foods has substantial positive health outcomes. However, market constraints –…Read More

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