Former Secretary, Health and Family Welfare, Government of India
During his 35 years of service, Mr. Nanda held many prestigious positions including Registrar General, Census Commissioner of India, Chief Commissioner of Investments and NRIs, and Chairman of the Indian Investment Centre in the Ministry of Finance. Mr. Nanda played a key role in formulation and operationalization of the 2000 National Population Policy, and under his stewardship, the Reproductive and Child Health Program was intensified. He continues to lead an active professional life post his retirement and has served as the Executive Director of Population Foundation of India.
Shri Raj Gautam Mitra
Former Inter-Regional Advisor on Statistical Capacity Building and Training, United Nations Statistics Division, New York
Mr. Mitra started his career by joining the Indian Statistical Service in 1981. During 25 years of his service in Government of India he held senior positions including the Head of the Civil Registration Division and Head of Census Division in the Office of the Registrar General and Census Commissioner. He contributed significantly in revamping the Civil Registration and Vital Statistics (CRVS) system in India and successfully conducted the 2001 Census in India. During his tenure in UNICEF from 2005 to 2010 he supported Government of India, in strengthening major data systems that produce data on child related indicators.
Dr. Anup Kumar Dash
Professor (Retd.) Utkal University and Non-official Director, NABARD, Odisha, India
Dr. Anup Dash has served as Professor of Sociology at Utkal University in Bhubaneswar (Odisha.) He has also been a visiting fellow at the Universities of Bremen (Germany), Osnabruck (Germany), and Arbetslivscentrum, Stockholm (on a Swedish Institute Fellowship), and a Ford Foundation fellow at the Management Development Institute (microfinance) at the University of New Hampshire (US). His body of work includes a global research on improving impact of microfinance on poverty, coordinated by three British universities and involved nearly thirty partners across the globe. This research has been highly influential in shaping the social rating and social performance standards among Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) at a global level.
Former Information Commissioner, Government of Odisha
Mr. Jagadananda is a well-known social activist with more than three decades of experience in the field of social development. He demitted the office as the State Information Commissioner, Odisha to advance the Right to Information (RTI) agenda in Odisha, in August 2013. He was a member of the State Planning Board of Odisha, following his activecampaigning for people-centric decentralized planning. Presently he leads the Centre for Youth and Social Development (CYSD), an autonomous development organization working with the tribal and rural poor in Odisha with an aim to realize the goal of people-centered equitable development.
Shri Ramesh Chandra Panda
Former Secretary, Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises; Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, Government of India
Mr. Ramesh Chandra Panda is presently posted at Principal Bench of Central Administrative Tribunal at New Delhi. He holds a Doctorate in Economics and belongs to the Indian Administrative Service (1972 batch of Tamil Nadu Cadre). He retired as secretary to Government of India, Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises. He was also the Secretary and Additional Secretary, Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation.
Prof. D P Dash
Independent Director, SDRC
Prof. Dash is currently an Adjunct Professor at XIMB (affiliated with Xavier University, Bhubaneswar, India) and an Independent Director at Siddha Development Research and Consultancy (SDRC) He has more than two decades of experience in teaching, research, and consultancy, in fields related to organizational management, participatory planning, open learning and innovation, and human development. As the founding editor of the open-access Journal of Research Practice (JRP), he anchors a large network of scholars and professionals from around the world, representing multiple disciplines and fields.
Prof. D.V. Ramana
Prof. Ramana is an experienced Professor at one of the top B-Schools of India (XIMB) for over two decades. His teaching and research interests are in the areas of Financial Accounting, Strategic Management Accounting and Regulatory Accounting and performance of Public Sector Enterprise. He has worked as a senior consultant with the Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC) on deputation from XIMB for a period of 5 years (1997 to 2002). At present, his research activities are in the areas of corporate reporting and practices, management accounting in practice, and regulatory accounting. Prof. Ramana is actively involved with many social initiatives and has been an advisor to SDRC since inception.
Dr. Ambika Prasad Nanda
Head-CSR, Tata Steel
Mr. Ambika Prasad Nanda is the head of Corporate Social Responsibility of Tata Steel in Odisha. He has worked with international NGOs on the issues of education, land, training and capacity building, sustainable livelihoods, and climate change and disaster management to facilitate creation of people’s institutions through participatory public discourse. He has also been a Member of the State Planning Board, Government of Odisha and facilitated democratic space for the civil society organizations to share evidences from the field to influence policy work. Mr. Nanda has also been the head of UNDP programmes in the states of Odisha and Jharkhand and has initiated many policy works.
Mr. Nagaraju Pappu is the Chief Learning Scientist, EkStep Foundation, Bangalore. He is a Technocrat with over two decades of experience in ground-up platform and product engineering. He is a researcher, teacher, speaker and writer and technology architect. He has held Visiting Faculty Positions at IIT-Kanpur, IIIT-Hyderabad. He has a rich consulting experience in enterprise architecture, consulting, technology road-mapping of large, complex and transformational projects, developing technology strategies and architectural blueprints.
Secretary, Aaina, Bhubaneswar
Ms Sneha Mishra is considered as a frontline social development professional in the state of Odisha. She has a nearly three decades of work experience in different fields mostly on social inclusion and gender issues. With her effective leadership, she has contributed significantly in making Aaina an esteemed institution engaged in addressing issues relating to child, women and disability rights in the state. She has also worked as Board member in National Trust, a Government of India undertaking works in the areas of Child Protection, Autism and differently abled people from 2007-2011 and contributed for ensuring dignity for people with disability with high support need.
Shri Sudhir Sabat
State Convenor, Campaign against Child Labour & Director, ISRD-CHILDLINE (Ganjam and Gajapati), Odisha
Mr. Sabat is the State Convenor for campaign against child labour and Director of Indian Society for Rural Development (ISRD)-CHILDLINE (Ganjam and Gajapati) district. He started off his career as a social worker. In his career, he has been very keen in the area of child rights. In his continued career with ISRD, the organization was recognised with the prestigious award “Jewel of India”, instituted by Indian Solidarity Council, New Delhi, on 15th of February, 2017.
Shri Umi Daniel
Regional Head, Migration Thematic Unit Aide et Action South Asia, Bhubaneswar
Mr. Umi Daniel, is the Regional Head-Migration Thematic Unit, South Asia at Aied et Action. He has been extensively associated with taking on responsibility of rights of migrant children and has contributed significantly in fostering understanding of Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE). He is also involved in providing technical, managerial, capacity building, research and advocacy support to groups/NGOS working in South Asia on the rights and entitlements of unorganised migrant labor in general and specifically in areas of education, nutrition and protection of migrant children.
Dr. Ajitkumar Kisanrao Sudke
Director Quality, Access Health International, Hyderabad
Dr. Ajitkumar Sudke is a neonatologist with public health experience of more than a decade. He has an in-depth expertise in programmatic strategy development, implementation, monitoring and management of community and facility based programs in reproductive, maternal, neonatal, child and adolescent health and nutrition. He had not only worked as a clinician in the secondary and tertiary public health facilities but also as a team leader and manager in primary health care. He has been a national level trainer in Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMNCI), Facility based IMNCE (F-IMNCI), and Maternal and Perinatal Death Inquiry and Response (MAPEDIR).
Shri Dinesh Balam
State Coordinator, WASSAN, Odisha
Mr. Dinesh is engaged in policy advocacy and co-ordination for revitalizing rainfed agriculture networks. He is currently anchoring large programs such as as "Comprehensive Revival of Millets" and "Integrated Farming Program for Rainfed Areas" across many districts in State Of Odisha. He is the Member of drafting committee to revise guidelines for the community support programme called "Paramparaghat Krishi Vikas Yojana" for effective implementation in State of Odisha initiated by the Government of Odisha.
Mr. Manu Srivastava has more than a decade’s experience with emphasis on conceptualizing and delivering technology solutions having a social impact. Has been part of the start-up/founding team of eGovernments and has ran the operations of the organization for over 2 years. He has been responsible for all aspects of the operations including creating/executing strategies for product development, building new partnerships and handling complex implementations. He has created eServices Architecture Model for Local Governments in Iraq as a part of an UNDP Assignment. He has expertise in creating enterprise solutions and institution building.
Dr. Rajiv Gera
Project Director, RMNCHA Project, IPE Global, New Delhi
Mr. Rajeev Gera is leading Scaling Up Interventions in Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal, Child and Adolescent Health (RMNCH+A) Projects, supported by USAID. He has more than a decade of experience in development sector providing technical and project management support to public health programmes. He has been associated with many health programmes including polio eradication and routine immunisation in India and Nigeria. Before joining IPE Global, he has worked in leadership positions with many national and international organisations which include WHO, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, John Snow Inc. and Public Health Foundation of India (Immunisation Technical Support Unit - MoHFW, Government of India).
Mr. Soumyakant Dwivedy
Supply Chain Director, Becton Dickinson, India
Mr. Dwivedy is currently responsible for supply chain and commercial functions at Becton Dickinson, India. He had worked with Nokia, Philips, Cavinkare and had a brief stint in the merchant navy as well. He has experience in supply chain and cross functional leadership roles with expertise in aligning business strategy with functional strategies. He has expertise in strategy, key account management, competency building, demand & supply planning, collaborative planning, inventory management, warehousing, logistics, and customer service.