Strategic Consultant: ToughHope Consultancy
A collective that brings together expertise and experience in university education, youth leadership, people development, placement, project management, community mobilization, cyber citizenship, publishing and collaborations. TH works with non profits and corporate entities on their socially motivated projects and helps them with process design, product development and on-ground delivery. TH helps social start-ups and micro enterprises sharpen their vision, systems and processes. The underlying theme is to discover and further hope in the lives and works of individuals and organizations.
IIT Delhi “Foundation for Innovation and technology transfer”
Expert: Mr. P. Somarajan (Executive Consultant)
Expert: Ms. Bhagyashri Dengle (Executive Director)
Bhagyashri Dengle is a development professional with over 25 years of experience in the field of development especially in the areas of Institution building, governance and child centered community development. She began her career as a social worker in the disability sector. Later she worked with CASP (Community Aid and Sponsorship Programme), a national organization working for rights of underprivileged children. While at CASP, as a Joint Executive Director she worked on major programs on Maternal and Child Health, HIV prevention and adolescent health programs supported by USAID, McArthur Foundation, Pathfinder International, FHI etc.
She joined Plan India as an Executive Director in 2004. At Plan India, Bhagyashri is responsible for the overall development and management of the organization which includes setting strategies, measuring progress, leveraging resources, building partnerships and alliances and advocacy on issues affecting rights of children.
University of Delhi ‘Department of Social Work’ for ‘Poverty Eradication/Educated Society’
Mr. Manoj Jha
Professor & Head: 20 Years, Teaching papers on Community Organisation, Social Action and Social Movements, have been teaching and engaged on themes such as majority-minority relations, Social movements, protest movements and community organization.
Public Health Foundation of India for ‘Healthy Society’
Expert: Padma Bhushan PROF. K. SRINATH REDDY
- President – Public Health Foundation of India
- President – World Heart Federation
- Co-chair of the United Nations ‘Health for All’ under the Sustainable Development Solutions Network global initiative
- Member – Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition
- Chairman of Planning Commission’s High Level Expert Group on Universal Health Coverage
Organization profile: The Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) is a public private initiative that has collaboratively evolved through consultations with multiple constituencies including Indian and international academia, state and central governments, multi & bi-lateral agencies and civil society groups. PHFI is a response to redress the limited institutional capacity in India for strengthening training, research and policy development in the area of Public Health.
Pradan for ‘Poverty Eradication & Women Empowerment’
Expert: Mr. Manas Kumar Satpati (Executive Director)
Organization Profile: PRADAN (Professional Assistance for Development Action) is a non-government, non-profit organisation that works with India’s rural poor. Across seven of the poorest states in the country, PRADAN promotes Self-Help Groups; develops locally suitable economic activities; mobilises finances; and introduces systems to improve livelihoods of the rural poor and sustain their progress.
Water Aid for ‘Water Conservation’ Expert: Mr. Avinash Kumar (Director-Programs and Policy)
Organization Profile: We are an international non governmental organisation with a mission to transform lives by improving access to safe water, improved hygiene and sanitation in the world’s poorest communities. We have been transforming lives for over 30 years.
Unesco for ‘Environment Conservation’
Expert: Dr. Ram Boojh (Programme Officer (Natural Sciences))
Organization Profile: In 1945, UNESCO was created in order to respond to the firm belief of nations, forged by two world wars in less than a generation, that political and economic agreements are not enough to build a lasting peace. Peace must be established on the basis of humanity’s moral and intellectual solidarity.
UNESCO strives to build networks among nations that enable this kind of solidarity, by:
- Mobilizing for education: so that every child, boy or girl, has access to quality education as a fundamental human right and as a prerequisite for human development.
- Building intercultural understanding: through protection of heritage and support for cultural diversity. UNESCO created the idea of World Heritage to protect sites of outstanding universal value.
- Pursuing scientific cooperation: such as early warning systems for tsunamis or trans-boundary water management agreements, to strengthen ties between nations and societies.
- Protecting freedom of expression: an essential condition for democracy, development and human dignity.
Founded by Gururaj (Desh) and Jaishree Deshpande in 1996, the Deshpande Foundation is the family’s investment in promoting entrepreneurship and innovation as catalysts for change. Over the last 15 years, the Deshpande Foundation has embarked on large scale projects in the United States and India. The Deshpande Foundation helps entrepreneurs and leaders put together the right pieces to grow and succeed with their innovation.