Dr. Aparajita Gogoi is the executive director of Centre for Catalyzing Change (formerly CEDPA India). Dr. Gogoi is a political scientist with over 22 years of experience in program management, advocacy campaigns, and defining approaches and strategies for policy issues, especially young people’s health and rights. She plays a pivotal role in conceptualizing and implementing Center for Catalyzing Change’s widely known scaled up programs on inclusion of life skills education for young people. She holds a Ph.D. (International Politics) from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. On 8th March 2011, The Guardian, UK, (British national daily newspaper) marked International Women’s Day by selecting 100 of world’s most inspiring women, and Aparajita Gogoi was named as one of these 100 women.