An urban governance initiative focused on making Indian cities more livable.

  • Dipika

    Dipika has worked across South Asia and East Africa in partnership with organisations such as the World Bank, IFC, The Rockefeller Foundation, Bosch, Unilever, GIZ, Shell Foundation, and PRADAN.

  • Varun

    Varun is into venture capital, fundraising, and startup acceleration. He specializes in building institutional partnerships and innovative financing for business-driven social impact. He has done extensive work in building partnerships with institutions like the Omidyar Network, the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, DBS, and FMO.


India is urbanizing at an unprecedented scale. Our cities will be home to nearly 600 million people by 2030. To ensure thoughtful, and citizen-centric planning of resources in cities, Lakeer builds the case for data-driven governance and inclusive urban planning to administrators who lead the planning, budgeting and day-to-day running of our cities. Lakeer’s long-term vision is to enable a participative and data-led approach to govern these cities.


citizens affected


wards in HYderabad impacted


Thematic Area: Governance

Location: Hyderabad

Geographical area: South

Track: Tech

Cohort: N/T1

Year: 2018