Programme Director at BachpanBachaoAndolan.
Mr. Junned Khan has been working for the last 19 years in the area of Public Policy and Social Response and is currently theProgramme Director at BachpanBachaoAndolan. He has extensive experience of developing and implementing intervention programmes with leading NGOs in the areas of child rights, child trafficking, child protection, education and child labour. In urban areas, his focus has been on projects concerning trafficked children, street children, child labour, children who are homeless or living in the slums and children in institutional care. In rural areas, large scale projects designed and implemented by Mr. Khan have impacted over 5000 vulnerable girl children in over 1500 villages of 11 states of India, mainly protecting out-of-school girls and girls vulnerable to trafficking and child marriage. In 2005, Mr. Khan had undertaken India’s largest rescue of child labour, which resulted in removal of over 500 trafficked children in a single raid in a day in the eastern part of Delhi. Over the years, this helped in removal of thousands more and shaping better policies and procedures concerning trafficked and exploited children in the country. In 2016, an important turning point brought him closer to policy work. As part of the founding batch of public policy programme at Indian School of Business (ISB), he earned a Masters in Public Policy, jointly offered by Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (USA), sponsored by the Department of Personnel and Training (GOI), supported by the PMO and mentored by the most senior Indian and international academia, bureaucracy and leadership of the country. This association is proving to be very helpful in bringing previously neglected policy issues concerning children to the highest corridors of public policy in India and at platforms such as ISB, NITI Ayog, CII, NPA, Prime Minister’s office, different Ministries & Departments, CSR, etc.