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As a Research Manager for Agriculture and Livelihoods, Romita conducts research and analysis that informs the Foundation’s strategy to help smallholder tobacco farmers transition to alternative livelihoods in tobacco-dependent economies, with an initial emphasis on sub-Saharan Africa.
Romita’s experience in global risk analysis and policy development includes roles at public and private organizations in Singapore, India, and New York. Prior to joining the Foundation, she served as a Senior Analyst at Control Risks where she developed customized in-region advisory services and mitigation strategies for global corporations, international institutions, and government agencies, with a focus on emerging markets in South and Southeast Asia.
While serving as a contributor to The Economist Intelligence Unit, Romita assisted with the delivery of in-depth research reports and country risk analyses for the company’s consulting clients and subscribers. Earlier in her career, Romita worked for the Singapore government, the United Nations Association of Singapore, and General Electric.
Romita is based in New York. She obtained her Master of Science in South Asian Studies from the University of Oxford and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science with Honors from the National University of Singapore. Romita is fluent in several South Asian languages, including Hindi and Bengali.
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Mission is to eliminate smoking worldwide by supporting cessation & harm reduction #research, and transitioning tobacco #farmers to alternative livelihoods.
Tobacco Free Portfolios conducted a special webinar for #WorldNoTobaccoDay. We agree that the financial community can and should hold #tobacco companies accountable. The Tobacco Transformation Index may be a tool that can help bring us closer to that goal. https://bit.ly/2B2IVBD
The @WHO suggests that there are 1.3 billion users of #tobacco globally. If we take advantage of new #cessation and #harmreduction tech we can save millions from a tobacco-related death. Click here to read more from @SmokeFreeFdn president, Derek Yach: https://bit.ly/2M4mFti
On May 29, Derek Yach (@swimdaily) will join other opinion leaders for the #CataniaConversation, a webinar dedicated to filling the gaps in communication on #TobaccoHarmReduction and #HarmReduction for a healthy life.
#CataniaConversation: Pleased to moderate the first of it's kind webinar for #journalists & #opinion leaders with a focus on #scientific communication & harm reduction. https://cataniaconversation.coehar.org/1st-webinar-catania-conversation/ @CoeharUnict @CC_Coehar
Dyborn Chibonga (@decee2012), @AGRAAlliance's regional head of #Malawi and #Mozambique, joins Derek Yach on the Global Health Perspectives podcast. They discuss Malawi’s #tobacco farmers & #COVID19. Dyborn is a member of @SmokeFreeFdn's board of directors. https://bit.ly/36th9Kq
CEO Insights magazine recently featured Nilesh Jain and the Harm Reduction Research & Innovation Center (HRRIC). Click here to read more about how/why Nilesh and the HRRIC are trying to broaden the research on #tobaccoharmreduction tools in #India. https://bit.ly/2yv60w8
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