More about me
I am a Development Professional, working in the area of Gender integration in Agriculture Value Chain, Rural livelihoods, and Community Based Institutions.
I have nearly four decades of experience, 20 years of direct implementation with NGOs, 12 years of Bilateral Aid and UN assignments and 8 years in Sustainability Consulting. I have completed several professional assignments across all the continents; alongside managing own family farm.
My Concurrent Engagements include working as
* Senior Evaluation Specialist, FAO/UN,
* Partner, CHHAAYA Strategic Advisors, a niche consulting firm that provides professional services to Corporate, SMEs, Non profits, Govt and Civil Society
Organizations for strategy planning , capacity building and Evaluations,
* Faculty, Institute of Directors, teach CSR and Sustainability to Master Class for Directors on Boards of Indian Companies;
Besides this, I am President / Governing Board member of NGOs- Paryay, Institute of Livelihood Research & Training (ILRT), Association for Farm Renewal in Maharashtra (AFARM), Youth in Voluntary Action (YUVA) and YUVA Rural Association (YRA).
and Independent Director on Boards of Prabhat Dairy Ltd, Sunfresh Agro Pvt Ltd, Anik Financial Services Pvt Ltd, and Cheese Land Agro (India) Pvt Ltd.
I am one of the Founder Members of ‘Everywoman Everywhere’ an Initiative on Violence Against Women, Carr Center for Human Rights, Harvard Kennedy School of Government