M. Annapurna, Member

Annapurna is a noted researcher, development activist, and fabric expert with interests in handloom weaving, sustainable agriculture, development policy and market-oriented methods to sustain traditional arts and crafts. She is currently pursuing Post-Doctoral research at Maastricht University after obtaining a Phd for her study on developing a theory of innovation for handloom weaving in India. […]

Pradeep Esteves, Member

Pradeep has been involved in development activities for over three and a half decades. The first two were at the grassroots, where he worked as Director of the Coolie Sangha, an NGO representing landless labourers in Karnataka. He continues to be a development activist, supporting and facilitating organisational change processes as Director of Context – […]

Garima Bhatia, Member

Garima is a chemical engineer by training and a nature lover by passion who lives in Bangalore. After spending ten years working with General Motors, where she was responsible for emissions control, she is now exploring her multiple interests – as a Project Manager with the Nature Conservation Foundation, as a bird watcher and photographer, […]

Jayapadma R.V., Member

Jayapadma is a rural management professional with twenty years of experience working with community-based organisations, NGOs, bi-lateral and multilateral organisations, government organisations and academic institutions. Currently a Consultant with InterGlobe Foundation, she has previously worked with the LOGIN (Local Governance Initiative and Network), TERI University,  Women’s Institute of Sustainable Energy Research (WISER), Society for the […]

John D’Souza, Treasurer

John is an IEC (Information, Education and Communications) professional based in Mumbai. He founded and led the Centre for Education and Documentation (CED), one of India’s earliest resource centres focusing on developmental issues,  for nearly four decades. He has also made several contributions to research journals and publications in the social sciences. John is the […]

Mary Vattamattam, Chairperson

Mary has made pioneering contributions towards women’s empowerment, child rights, alternative education, and disability rights in Srikakulam and Anantapuramu districts over the last four decades. She has promoted four women’s thrift and credit cooperatives and their federation, which now have a membership of more than 22,000 and a capital base of Rs. 25.16 crores. She […]

C.K.Ganguly, Chief Functionary

CK ‘Bablu’ Ganguly is a development activist, social entrepreneur and change-maker with 40 years of experience working with marginalised and rural populations in the Anantapuramu and Chittoor districts of Andhra Pradesh. As the Chief Functionary and Executive Director of the Collective, Bablu provides overall leadership to the organisation and directs its efforts to promote several […]

 

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