Mohini Bhavsar

Country Director, West Africa

Mohini started at Dimagi as a Field Fellow in India in 2011. She launched many maternal and child deployments using CommCare across the country. She joined Dimagi’s newest West Africa office in July 2014. Mohini is deeply interested in finding innovative ways to use Dimagi’s tools to empower individual users and their communities.

Prior to Dimagi, Mohini blogged about ICT4D research at MobileActive.org and supported the piloting of different mHealth platforms at TulaSalud in Guatemala. She studied Biochemistry and Health Studies at McMaster University, in Hamilton, Ontario.

Mohini loves taking road trips and sharing her grandmother’s Indian recipes with friends. She has lived in India, Germany and Guatemala. She speaks Hindi, Gujarati, French and Spanish. She currently lives in Dakar, Senegal.

Most Recent Posts By Mohini Bhavsar

Interested in learning about how to build and deploy mobile applications for frontline programs in developing countries? Come join Dimagi and other likeminded organizations at the first CommCare Usergroup Meetup in London! Hosted by Options UK, the day will include presentations by Dimagi about how your organization can design and deploy mobile tools with CommCare to support your frontline program. There will also […]

This week, I had the pleasure of meeting a matrone in Senegal (women in villages who provide pregnancy counseling to younger women) as part of a field visit with the local NGO, Africare. She was one of 30 matrones my Dimagi West Africa colleagues Carla Legros and Patrick Keating trained in Ziguinchor, Senegal for Africare’s […]

Written by Dimagi West Africa Senior Regional Manager Mohini Bhavsar, this blog was originally published as part of the United Nations Foundation’s CHANGEMAKERS series. The series highlights creative minds, businesses and entrepreneurs solving everyday issues around poverty, hunger, disease and inequality. You can read the original blog post here.  In May of 2011, I moved to India for […]

These winning metaphors were essential in our latest training of community health workers in Kaushambi, Uttar Pradesh. A hopeful group of trainers waited as we started with the first metaphor on day one of CommCare training. We had spent a signifi…

Ours is a small niche in the development sector, with less than a decade of experimentation, and minimal evidence of impact behind the claims that are made. The development sector, on the other hand, is built on decades of experience documenting b…

Rekha, an ASHA from our pilot site in Rajasthan, called me tonight. “I missed you and wanted to talk. When are you coming back to Kishangarh, sister?” she asked. I felt a warm and fuzzy feeling inside. It’s quite endearing to get calls from the AS…

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