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Co-Chairs

Wg. Cdr Sashanka Roychaudhury

An Engineer by profession and a Management degree holder with varied experience for last four decades.Has served Indian Air Force for 29 years as an Engineer. Working in the development sector for last 19 years in organization like Development Alternatives,HelpAge India,Global Cancer Concern,Deepalaya and currently in Hemophilia Federation India. Has a proven record of leading multi-skilled teams to implement projects from pre-development through post-development cycle and capable of mobilizing resources to a very high level. A high achiever and a well respected person in the development sector. A professional fund raiser who is exposed to both national and international arena of fund raising.

Julie George – Programme Director (Asia & East Africa)

Julie George has been working in the social development sector in India and Nepal since 1979. Julie has extensive training experience of more than two decades, catering to a variety of clientele ranging from community groups to senior managers and students of professional courses like undergraduate medical students and covering topics like gender, human rights, business management, community health, climate change, strategic leadership, etc.

She has worked with national and international NGOs like OXFAM and multilaterals like the UN both at grassroots and at senior management level. Julie worked with UN for six years as Gender Advisor to the UN Inter Agency Working Group on Gender & Development and as South Asia Programme Officer with UNIFEM South Asia Regional Office. She joined Skillshare International in December 2001 to set up its India office and Asia Regional Office and to develop the programme. She also supported Skillshare’s peacebuilding project in Cambodia during 2007-09. Currently she is Programme Director for Asia & E. Africa. Herself trained through the Leadership Development Programme (LDP), Julie has been delivering bespoke LDP and developing the strategic leadership skills of communities, NGOs and volunteers since 2005.

With a basic degree in nursing and intensive training in social development work, Julie holds an MBA with specialization in finance, marketing and rural management from IRMA, Anand. Besides she has undergone a series of specialist trainings ranging from product designing, exports and consulting skills to human rights education and peacebuilding.

Members

Kim Maria Misao, Programme Officer (Asia)

Kim Misao has been working in the social development sector in India and Nepal since 2001. Kim has been in the area of programme management, programme development and capacity building in the area of livelihood and community health.

She has worked directly in grassroot setting in the states of Rajasthan and Orissa and later moved on to work indirectly to support NGO partners in almost all parts of India.

Kim has graduated from Jesus and Mary College, Delhi University and completed her Post Graduate Diploma in Management of NGOs from Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India, Ahmedabad. Besides she has undergone a series of specialist trainings ranging from leadership development, gender mainstreaming, conflict sensitivity, etc.

Meenu Chopra

Meenu has been strongly associated with the development sector for the past 8 years. As the Executive Founding Director at iCONGO, she has been responsible for shaping the mission and vision of iCONGO and has developed and conceptualized some cutting edge ideas for campaigning and building citizen social responsibility. She has been instrumental in forming media and other strategic alliances. She has also been involved in the planning and running of the pioneering initiative for creating an online media movement for citizen reporting with www.idishoom.com and organising Fundraising workshops through iCODEVGURUKUL. She has actively networked with different NGOs working on diverse causes.

Sanjeev Arora

Sanjeev is Manager – Resource Mobilization for Hemophilia Federation (India). He is also pursuing his MBA from Uttar Pradesh Technical University. He is responsible for conceptualizing & conducting various fundraising initiatives with Schools, Corporates, Institutions, Idividuals & all other potential donors & places . He is also coordinating the Recruitment, management and training of fund raising staff and is formulating new strategies for raising funds, with a keen focus on timely timely donor servicing, reporting etc.