UrbanThink is conceptualized as a purpose-driven organization that believes in social transformation and change for a better society. We believe that social transformation and change is a complex process, is continuous and multi-dimensional. Our work, at UrbanThink, across our four chosen domains attempts to help, understand and offer unique solutions towards developing a better society.
Our work is dedicated to each individual person who wants to participate in this transformation. Our Consulting, Capacity Building and Organizational Change services are designed to help you drive purposeful change.
The core of our service will stem from the question of purpose – why do you wish to do, what you do? Our designs and interventions will be built around the idea of purpose. In the process of change, we will also attempt to question and strengthen your convictions, towards fortifying your beliefs, organization and environment.
About our Founder
Parth Sarwate (Founder & Director, UrbanThink) has been working in the education sector over the last 11 years and has a deep passion for educational reform, people development and social change. In his previous roles, Parth has worked with some of India’s most respected social sector organizations including Shiv Nadar University, Azim Premji Foundation, Indus Training and Research Institute (ITARI) and the Ford Foundation.
Parth has a Masters degree in International Education Policy from Harvard University as well as an MBA from the Institute of Management Development & Research (IMDR), Pune.
He has worked extensively with both school education and higher education domains. Parth has led the design of the School of Education at Shiv Nadar University and also led the design and the team that set up the Azim Premji University.
Before joining Shiv Nadar University, Parth was the Director of Indus Training and Research Institute (ITARI), Bangalore, a teacher training institute set up by Indus Trust, which runs Indus International Schools in Bangalore, Pune and Hyderabad.
Parth has been working in the education sector since 2003 and began his career in the development sector with Ford Foundation, Delhi. After a brief stint at Ford Foundation in Delhi, Parth worked for 7 years with Azim Premji Foundation in Bangalore. At Azim Premji Foundation, Parth was part of the senior leadership team and headed many functions and teams over the years.
Over the years, Parth has spoken at various conferences, schools and institutions across the country. His expertise cuts across various domains: Higher Education Reform, Education System Reform, School Leadership and Change, Education Policy & Advocacy, Education Leadership, Teacher Development, Curriculum Design, Talent Transformation & Development Philanthropy