Reeya Harish Gadhvana

Reeya Harish Gadhvana

Head of Programmes

Reeya is a recent graduate of Durham University where she studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics and a postgraduate Master of Law Student at BPP. She has a keen interest in Indigenous intra-state relations and the effects of popular discourse upon peace-building efforts. She is fluent in Hindi and Gujarati and is learning Spanish. Reeya is joining CDPB’s team as the Head of Programmes. She will be responsible for developing and managing variety of our initiatives, including our new Fellowship programme.


Centre for Democracy and Peace Building Annual Report 2024

We find ourselves in a cultural moment of uncertainty as domestic and global challenges persist. Whether it is the cost of living crisis, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, or the war and humanitarian crisis in Gaza, leadership is required more than ever and the importance of peace building critical. This year has been dubbed the year of voting, with more than two billion people heading to the polls in 2024. Quite simply, it is the biggest election year in history. And yet, democracy has never felt so fragile; it seems to be on the ballot itself.