Anand Nandipati has 12 years experience in development sector. Masters in Urban Planning from USA, Geospatial Technologies in Germany and advance certification in DRR from Switzerland. As a GIS and DRR expert, presently working as consultant in Delhi, worked in past with Agha Khan Development Network in Afghanistan and prior to that for seven years in USA.
Binoy Acaharya is one of the chief mentors of Ahvan. Founding Director of UNNATI – Organisation for Development Education. He has been working as a researcher and public educator to promote social inclusion and democratic local governance. Over the last twenty three years, he has been associated with movements, networks and government forums relating to dalit rights, gender issues and decentralized governance. Based on his field experience, he has been writing articles and issue papers in different academic and NGO journals.
He also plays a consultative role to a wide range of institutions locally and internationally, like Dalit Adhikar Abhiyaan in Rahasthan, Kutch Nab Nirman Abhiyaan and Gender Resource Centre in Gujarat, National Platform for Decentralized Governance, Members, Working Group, Governance and Democracy programme of the Commonwealth Foundation to mention a few. His other areas of interest include programme and strategic planning, organizational development and stakeholder participation and interfacing.
Divya Gupta has been working as a developmental consultant with various organisations in India. Areas of Expertise: Disaster Mitigation, Water & Sanitation, Income Generation and Women Empowerment. Managed emergency response in the aftermath of multiple natural disasters in India i.e. Tsunami, Bihar Flood, Assam Flood, Gujarat Flood, J&K Earthquake.
Humanitarian and development specialist with over 20 years of experience in areas of programme development, team management, partnership development, advocacy, fundraising, capacity building, monitoring and evaluation, policy advocacy, and mobilizing resources in South Asia and North East Africa.
Humanitarian professional with over 15 years of experience in WASH and Shelter project management, need and rapid need assessment, development of medium/long strategy, WASH Infrastructure, water supply network, budget, report writing and project proposal. Specific experiences involves Public Health Program in high stress areas African and Asian developing countries and with their government, Central and south Asia, 5+ years’ experience in Multi donor programs including UNHCR and ECHO funded water, sanitation and hygiene promotion program in largest refugees camp in Kenya, Ethiopia and India.