Meenal Thakur is a project manager, solutions journalism trainer and former journalist. She currently divides her time between Dart Center Europe as a Project Manager where she is supporting the growth and new partnerships of DCE and Prague-based Transitions where she is developing and managing solutions journalism programmes in Central and Eastern Europe. Prior to this, she was a Project Manager at Maastricht-based European Journalism Centre where she managed multiple European journalism grants programmes focused on cross-border investigations, solutions journalism and development reporting. She is experienced in working with journalists and freelancers in Europe, South and SouthEast Asia and Africa on different solutions journalism related projects and training. Meenal has also worked on press freedom advocacy at Amsterdam-based Free Press Unlimited and as a politics and policy journalist in India.