Currently working with We, the People, an Indian Non-Profit committed to responsible citizenship, Rama Shyam has been working in the development sector since the last ten years especially in areas of peace building and youth development towards social action. As the cofounder of SAHER, a community based organisation in Mumbai (India) working with youth and adolescents on peace building through active citizenship, Rama has facilitated workshops with around 1000 youth and adults on issues of self-awareness, deconstructing identities and stereotypes and politics of development. She was felicitated with the President Martti Ahtisaari Peace builder Award in Washington D.C. in June 2012. This award has been instituted by Nobel Peace Laureate and Ex- Finnish President, Martti Ahtisaari and the International Youth Foundation, USA. Rama loves to cook and travel apart from experimenting with global cuisines. A Ph.D. in Social Sciences from TISS, she draws a lot of inspiration from reading about different cultures and learning from people from around the world.