Celine d’Cruz

Celine d’Cruz

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Vice President
Beijing, China

 

 

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Celine d’Cruz has been advocating for the urban poor in various roles for more than two decades. She was a founding member and coordinator of Slum Dwellers International and currently serves as Urban Practitioner for the Asian Coalition for Housing Rights.

Celine joined the board of Block by Block in February 2017 and attended the Block by Block Workshop in Hanoi. She currently serves as Vice President and as a member of the Project Committee.  

Celine has been honored as a Yale World Fellow in global leadership and global issues. She speaks English, Hindi, and Marathi. She serves on the board for the Society for the Promotion of Area Resource Centers (SPARC), of which she was a founding member and previous Associate Director. She is also an advisory board member of Included, which helps migrant laborers throughout Asia. She loves exploring the cities that she lives in and visits on foot.

Safe and secure community spaces are extremely important to vulnerable communities, especially adolescent girls and women. As communities and families learn to design, build, and manage their common spaces, they build their collective resilience and capacity to address more precarious issues, such as eviction threats, natural disasters, and relocation.
— Celine d’Cruz