Priya Lukka

Priya Lukka is an economist in international development committed to looking at the neocolonial reasons that poverty still exists in a world abundant with resources.  

She has extensive experience in designing and implementing policy, advocacy, programme initiatives in the areas of economic justice and climate change. Priya has worked with  government policy-makers, civil society organisations, social movements and international development agencies throughout the world, from a position as funder, policy advocate, advisor, programme manager and co-developer of knowledge  including the UN, The Wellcome Trust and DFID. At her heart, she loves approaches that cause disruption in order to  allow the power of the elite to be dismantled so that historically marginalised people can reclaim their rights. Priya is also a Visiting Research Fellow at Goldsmiths University.

She lives in London with her two young children and enjoys doing yoga and listening to hiphop.

Priya tweets @lukka_priya