Benoy Peter, Ph.D.

A specialist in policy and advocacy, Benoy Peter has over 17 years of progressive experience in assignments ranging from grassroots programme to policy and advocacy, particularly in the area of Migration/Displacement, Public Health and Social Inclusion. He has immense experience of working with the Government, the Civil Society, Bilateral and Multilateral Organisations and the Private Sector at national and international levels. An expert on internal migration in India, Benoy Peter was a member of the Working Group for designing Targeted Interventions (Phase IV) among Migrant Populations in India, constituted by Department of AIDS Control, Government of India. He is a member of the Working Group on ‘Labour Migration to Kerala’ constituted by Kerala State Planning Board for the formulation of the Thirteenth Five Year Plan (2017-2022). Benoy Peter is also a member of the expert panel that provides technical support to the Fourth Administrative Reforms Commission, Government of Kerala in refining the welfare legislation for marginalised populations in Kerala. As an international consultant, Benoy Peter has worked in Bangladesh and India and has provided technical support to programmes in Sri Lanka, Philippines, Pakistan and South Africa. He has a Ph.D. in Population Studies (Migration) from the International Institute for Population Sciences, India and has a fair understanding of the issues of Refugees and Internally Displaced Persons. Benoy Peter is one of the founders of CMID and currently serves as the Executive Director.