Ravi Shankar works for the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) as a GIS and mapping expert. Previously, he was involved in the Ebola response where he played a key role in the creation of a Global Mapping platform for WHO to portray the situational update of the outbreak.
He prepares global updates, maps for operational planning, maps for places with accessibility issues for the Global Polio Eradication Initiative and is involved in the global polio administrative boundaries project. Before joining WHO as a GIS Analyst in UNOSAT, he was involved in Emergency Response mapping, situational awareness, capacity building & training. He started his career as an Architect-Urban Planner involved in the creation of the master plan of Libya and Port Blair.