About Kalpani Senasinghe

Kalpani is a Policy and Advocacy Intern at the Global Poverty Project in New York. She was born in Sri Lanka, grew up in Australia, has a background in nursing and is currently studying for her Masters of Public Health. When she has spare time she loves to dance, do pilates and get lost in a good book.

Why Kalpani Senasinghe is a Global Citizen

I have a vision of a world without poverty and a world where women and children can live safely and happily. Born in a developing country (Sri Lanka) and growing up in a developed country (Australia), I have experienced both cultures and this has fueled my enthusiasm to make an impactful difference in whatever way I can. I believe we all have this enthusiasm and as global citizens we can make a difference together.

Stories

  1. Article: Meet the Aussie mushroom moguls
    Food & Hunger

    Meet the Aussie mushroom moguls

    By Kalpani Senasinghe |May 27, 2016|Global Poverty Project

    Meet the innovative duo changing the way we think about growing food and using waste. Read more

  2. Article: Diplomatic deceits: Timor-Leste's oil injustice
    Citizenship

    Diplomatic deceits: Timor-Leste's oil injustice

    By Kalpani Senasinghe |March 1, 2016

    Oil and gas greed prevents Timor-Leste from ending its dependence on Australian Aid. Read more

  3. Article: Australians must stand together for aid
    Citizenship

    Australians must stand together for aid

    By Kalpani Senasinghe |Jan. 21, 2016

    The Australian government is reducing aid to it lowest level ever, this must stop. Read more

  4. Article: The price Papua New Guinea has to pay for Australia’s foreign aid cuts
    Health

    The price Papua New Guinea has to pay for Australia’s foreign aid cuts

    By Kalpani Senasinghe |Dec. 21, 2015

    Cutting aid has a real impact on lives. Read more

  5. Article: Standing up to a cartoon that insults all Indians
    Citizenship

    Standing up to a cartoon that insults all Indians

    By Kalpani Senasinghe |Dec. 15, 2015

    This has no place in our media. Read more

  6. Article: Why the Persian Gulf states need to take in more refugees
    Citizenship

    Why the Persian Gulf states need to take in more refugees

    By Kalpani Senasinghe |Dec. 15, 2015|Global Poverty Project

    With more than enough money and infrastructure, why aren't Gulf states doing more? Read more

  7. Article: How two very different people celebrated their 18th birthdays
    Education

    How two very different people celebrated their 18th birthdays

    By Kalpani Senasinghe |Oct. 6, 2015|Global Poverty Project

    Education and celebrity celebrations; what have they got in common? Read more

  8. Article: G-A-V-I ...vaccine preventable diseases goodbye!
    Health

    G-A-V-I ...vaccine preventable diseases goodbye!

    By Kalpani Senasinghe  and  Ari Medina|Sept. 18, 2015|Global Poverty Project

    How to save the world through vaccinations. Read more

  9. Article: Child mortality rate decreases dramatically but…
    Health

    Child mortality rate decreases dramatically but…

    By Kalpani Senasinghe |Sept. 9, 2015|Global Poverty Project

    The world still has a lot to do if we are to ensure every child survives and thrives. Read more

  10. Article: What does Canada have to do with polio?
    Health

    What does Canada have to do with polio?

    By Kalpani Senasinghe  and  Leticia Pfeffer|Sept. 4, 2015|Global Poverty Project

    We are so close to achieving a polio-free world Read more