WHP Kenya Team

Akhilesh Kumar Sharma
Technical Advisor – Social Franchising

Akhilesh is one of the founding managers of WHP. Akhilesh brings over 15 years of experience implementing large-scale service deliver programs in low-resource settings, with expertise in project implementation and management. He began his career with Janani, a reputed Indian NGO based in Bihar as a field coordinator and was instrumental in expanding Janani’s social marketing and social franchising program in Bihar and Jharkhand. He later worked with the public sector on tuberculosis control. His core competency is in social marketing, social franchising, training, program management, family planning and reproductive health, Tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS.  Prior to joining WHP, Akhilesh worked with the Saakar Foundation, a Patna-based NGO engaged in the fields of health and awareness.  Akhilesh has a master’s degree in sociology. He is currently pursuing a PhD on unorganized labor from Patna University, Bihar.