Board Of Advisors

rajnikant shorff

– social Enginner| Researcher| Charter Engineer| Mentor

Mr. Rajnikant Shroff is known as a social engineer in a multidisciplinary background for his excellent & extensive contribution in the social industry from more than 60 years. He is Chairman of Chinchani Tarapur Education Society and a life member of some of the recognized institutes like IIPA. He is known for his environmental prediction on climate changes and development of the Coastal region. He is also known for his work as a Chartered Engineer in the 80’s. He has also been enlisted in the Directories of UNESCO International Directory, Directory of Indian Specialists & World Futurist Directory. Apart from all this, he had organized many camps and established 6 Institutions to impart education to the needy and poor community. “Don’t be afraid, be the change”, his words are great inspiration for every youth and upcoming generation.

sudarshan rodriguez

– Practitioner Coach| Transformational Leader| Social Entrepreneur
Sudarshan Rodriguez is a development professional with multi-disciplinary backgrounds in disaster management, environmental sciences, environmental economics, policy, and environmental law. He was Programme Director at Mahatma Gandhi Academy of Human Development (MGAHD) a center of the Tata Institute of social sciences, Mumbai located in Nagaland focusing on Livelihoods and Social Entrepreneurship.
He started his career in 1998 with UNDP-India, New Delhi as a Programme Development Specialist on their Environment & GEF Programme. He has since then worked in several locations with a range of civil society groups on interdisciplinary aspects of natural resource and environmental management. He has also worked in the area disaster response and management and traveled widely in Tamil Nadu and Kerala and the Andamans at various stages of the tsunami disaster relief and rehabilitation and has also served on multidisciplinary teams for assessment and evaluation of tsunami disaster rehabilitation.
Since 2010, he has been a been at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in the director’s office handling innovative and transdisciplinary projects-TISS-LAHDC Ladakh Project, the Socio and Ecological Stewardship Programme TISS Andaman Nicobar Initiative, National Water Mission -TISS Project , Mahatma Gandhi Academy for Human Development , Nagaland and the TISS Fellowship Programme, whereas a practitioner coach he fosters and mentors young development professionals on leadership, project design, and management for whole systems transformation and cultural shifts. He is practitioner coach trained in the Transformational Leadership Frame- the Conscious Full-Spectrum Response Approach developed & created by Dr. Monica Sharma.

srilatha juvva

– Social Work Educator| Professor| Mental Health Researcher| Practitioner Coach
Ms. Srilatha Juvva is a social work educator with a specialisation in Psychiatric Social Work with teaching and clinical practice experience. Her areas of expertise include therapeutic interventions with individuals and families, disaster mental health, and disability. She currently works as a Professor with the Centre for Equity and Justice for Children and Families, School of Social Work and is also a practitioner coach and is also trained in Dr. Monica Sharma’s Leadership approach. She has been awarded the Fulbright Senior Research Fellowship to pursue research in the area of mental health and psychosocial disabilities. Her deep interest is in transforming the narrative of mental illness and disability from that of stigma and leads a life of dignity and well-being and is committed to fostering ethical leadership in people, by sourcing universal values, shifting unworkable norms that produce tangible results.

ankusha bhardwaj

– Social Worker| State Operations Project Director| Trainer & Mentor.

Mr. Ankush Bhardwaj is a Founder and Director of Pahal, which aims at Youth. Mentorship and Eco- Tourism Community Centre Projects. He has conducted various Livelihood Projects, Livelihood Training, Led & Mentored firm, Collaborated with government nodes and initiated partnership with more than 60 NGOs & private institutions. He is a Gandhi Fellow and has completed various projects in rural areas and also a certified Master trainer in Entrepreneurship Development Program, IIT Gandhinagar. Having had thorough grassroots level experience in managing multiple projects at a national level, he believes that he is well suited when it comes to not just implementing projects but also scaling them up to the levels of sustainability.

n.m prushty

– Founder (D4H) | Co-Founder (Sphere India) | Ex- Civil Servant | Emergency Response OPS
Mr. Prusty has a distinguished career spanning over 45 years in Government, Corporate, International Development Agencies and NGOs both national and international. One of his key engagements in recent times is in the area of Technology for Social Good by promoting drones and allied science and technology for aiding the ecosystem of development governance and humanitarian action. He is the founder of D4H (Drone for Humanity) and Co Founder of Sphere India.

mr. aloysius (loy) rego

-International Consultant| Learning Practitioner| Technical Specialist –
Mr. Aloysius (Loy) Rego is a volunteer/consultant to UNISDR, ACT Alliance, UN Biodiversity Convention, ICLEI, Plan and establishing partnerships with RAED and the Egyptian Red Crescent Society. He has over 40 years of global experience in leadership, development and implementation on humanitarian, disaster risk reduction (DRR) and resilience in development sectors. He began his career in the private sector. He played many roles during his professional journey from becoming a key facilitator of the MARS Practitioners Network to working with Governments, International & regional organisations to serving as an independent DRR and SD practitioner and leading national community safety program as a Joint Director. He pursued Engineering from IIT Bombay and aims at serving people globally with his skills and experience.