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Our Team

Amita Sharma

Technical Advisor

Amita Sharma

Technical Advisor

Amita is a former Civil Servant with 33 years in the development sector as a public policy maker, and programme manager in different fields. Some of the key posts she held included Additional Secretary, GOI, Joint Secretary GOI etc. Author of five books and a novel, she exhibits an imaginative and rhythmical knack for poetry and has been honored with the Raza award.

Seema Gupta

Advisor

Seema Gupta

Advisor

Seema is a public health professional with more than 25 years of experience working with women, children and adolescents bringing about social transformation in their lives and leveraging government programmes. She has an exceptional ability to congregate people from different walks of life. Her alternative career could have been a curator-foodie-travel guide!

Raghwesh Ranjan

Advisor

Raghwesh Ranjan

Advisor

Raghwesh is a social change enthusiast and a systems thinker. Raghwesh designs solutions that bring out the best in communities and governments to tackle complex developmental challenges. His work focuses on sustainable livelihoods, voice and accountability, norms change, and government reforms to improve the lives of millions of women and girls in India. Raghwesh is fond of music and writes ghazals.

Kavita Fadnis

Head – Human Resource

Kavita Fadnis

Head – Human Resource

Kavita is a senior Human Resource Leader with 20 years of experience in different sectors, including a decade of experience in the development sector. She is an optimistic person with resilient mind and compassionate soul. Her passion for dance and fitness has significantly impacted and influenced her life positively.

Sukriti Jain

Manager

Sukriti Jain

Manager

Sukriti has shaped a decade-long career across various thematic areas and verticals of social development. She brings her experience of systems strengthening, evidence-based policy support and community engagement to her current role with CKD. Good coffee, better company and intriguing conversations is how she likes to stay busy.

Lipika Patro

Principal Investigator

Lipika Patro

Principal Investigator

Lipika has over 15 years of experience in strategic engagement with governments. With her expertise in bottom-up and top-down social accountability processes she has improved public service deliveries in many states. Lipika is a voracious reader and enjoys watching food and lifestyle channels. She loves travelling.

Surender Pal

Associate Director, Accounts & Finance

Surender Pal

Associate Director, Accounts & Finance

Surender Pal is an experienced finance professional and brings with him more than 24 years of experience in Corporate and Development Sector with extensive exposure to the areas of Financial Management, Accounting, Taxation, Budgeting, Fund Management, Audits, etc. He loves to watch and play cricket.

Arpita Kayal

Program Coordinator

Arpita Kayal

Program Coordinator, Matrix of Change

Arpita has 12+ years of experience in the social sector, in project management and implementation, stakeholder engagement, and human resource management. Her range of experiences spread across grass root level implementation, supporting technical support unit at national level, and engagement with research experiments. She is a solo traveller and book lover and enthusiast about her assignments and committed towards continuous improvement.

Manoj Vashishta

Procurement Officer

Manoj Vashishta

Procurement Officer

Manoj is a seasoned Procurement and Supply Chain Professional with 14+ years of experience in different fields including six years in the development sector. He is a skilled negotiator, supportive team member and tactical in his approach to work. He has a keen interest in Geopolitical affairs and Spiritualism.

Satish Kumar

Project Accountant

Satish Kumar

Project Accountant

Satish is a development professional with 19 years of work experience in accounting and large-scale grants management, auditing and project monitoring, planning and costing. He has acquired the aptitudes of project implementation combined with the functional competencies of financial management. He has the inherent talent of critical insights; and assignment of challenging and disaster management projects excite him most.

Anup Hore

State Programme Lead

Anup Hore

State Programme Lead

Anup has more than 24 years of experience in program management, networking and advocacy, partnership management, strategic communication in the areas of maternal and child health, nutrition, HIV/AIDS and child rights. His experience spreads across Jharkhand, Odisha, West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh. He has excellent networking skills and enjoys interacting with the development fraternity. He loves cooking, reading and listening to music.

Nisha Tirkey

State Implementation Coordinator

Nisha Tirkey

State Implementation Coordinator

Nisha has over 10 years of experience in handling projects on livelihood, health and nutrition. Her key expertise include project management and implementation, partnership management, social and behaviour change communication, use of ICT for developing training tools. Besides working in her native state Jharkhand, she has also worked in Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar. She loves to explore new places and travel to offbeat destinations.

Rajib Das

Administrative & Logistics Officer

Rajib Das

Administrative & Logistics Officer

Rajib has acquired administrative acumen through managing operations for diverse project teams for over 20 years. He is specialized in efficient office operation, large scale procurements, managing regular logistics and big events, compliance and contracting. He enjoys hiking, and at times connects with nature to rejuvenate from his monotonous routine.

Sraban Kumar Badanayak

Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Sraban Kumar Badanayak

Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Sraban is a public health professional with specialization in M&E. Over last 15 years of work, he has institutionalized dashboards, developed M&E frameworks, tools, research protocols and managed large-scale surveys with various national organizations. He loves to explore movies of diverse genres.

Archana Verma

HR Officer

Archana Verma

HR Officer

Methodical and versatile Human Resources Specialist with over 8+ years of experience. She has in-depth knowledge of handling the entire gamut of HR functions such as employee lifecycle management, training program implementation and HR operational strategies. Always enthusiastic for new assignments, she keeps adding and nurturing new skills and competencies. A big time foodie and traveller who loves to roam in the quest of new adventure who also has special love & interest in the feline family.

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Chhavi Goyal

Assistant Manager

Chhavi Goyal

Assistant Manager

In her 14 years of professional career, Chhavi has worked as social development writer and social activist-artivist before becoming a full-time Gender Rights Expert in 2014. She has implemented the Voices Against Violence curriculum and SDG programs among women and young girls globally. Her other interests are creating paintings, and spending time helping girl guides and homeless animals. 

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Shreya Chowdhury

Senior Analyst

Shreya Chowdhury

Senior Analyst

Shreya has experience in Research and Project Development and Implementation. She has worked in thematic areas ranging from Gender, Water, and Sanitation to Hygiene focusing on women, children, and adolescents. She has in-depth knowledge of district-level nuances. She is curious about different cuisines and appreciates non-fiction and poetry.

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Praveen G

Analyst

Praveen G

Analyst

Praveen is a social sector professional with a background in research. After graduating as a sociology major, he went on to work in roles involving government consulting, developmental research, and public policy advocacy. Praveen is an avid sports enthusiast and is a strong believer in a healthy work-life balance.