Manzer is a Chevening Scholar from India and is currently pursuing an MSc. in Evidence-Based Social Intervention & Policy Evaluation at the University of Oxford.
He has over 5 years of experience in the domain of social impact and has previously worked as a development consultant with NABARD (National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development), ImpactDash, Government of New Delhi and Maharashtra where he undertook monitoring, evaluation, and Impact Assessment studies for public and civil institutions. He previously studied Masters' in Social Work with a specialization in Livelihoods and Social Entrepreneurship from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) where he also founded BRIDGE; a student-led initiative that works to provide financial support to students from marginalized sections, preventing academic immobility due to lack of funds. In the last two years, BRIDGE has furthered support to more than 46 students.
Manzer is keen on exploring ways to address poverty through an intersection of Community Knowledge and Evidence-Based Social Interventions. An advocate of participatory development, Manzer firmly believes in the potential of community-led interventions for sustainable and equitable development.