MEET OUR TEAM

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Ajay Kumar
FOUNDER & DIRECTOR

Ajay Kumar is the Founder & Director of our organization and leads the entire operational and technical Dept. For last seven years, he has been involved working on research & development on green energy. He worked as SBI-Youth For India Fellow in Rural Bihar with Aga Khan Rural Support Program (India) where he worked on the different green energy project. After then he has joined as Indian Fellow where he worked with Mera Gao Power on research development of solar smart grids.

After Graduation, Ajay was associated with NCC and NSS and organized various activities- plantation, blood donation camp, street plays on social issues and going to tribal areas aware them about new things related their welfare and rights. He has done research on solar thin films & fly ashes and presented 20 papers at different National and International conferences. His Recent research article http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0749603616300775 ).

Post his graduation, he joined SBI Youth for India Fellowship and worked as SBI Youth for India Fellow in rural Bihar Muzaffarpur District with Aga Khan Rural Support Program (India) on green energy. He found that many villages in nearby areas were not electrified and people were still living in dark and using kerosene lamps. He decided to do something for them and designed decentralized solar lighting. He faced a big challenge in mobilizing the community towards solar energy as people were not aware of it. They usually asked how solar can charge a mobile phone or light a bulb. Binding the whole village so that they have felt ownership towards this whole setup was another challenge. This project was finally installed successfully in villages with help and ownership of villagers. Mainly women and children are happier as they have to suffer during the evening while study and doing household works. During this one year, Ajay learnt a lot from the community who showered him with love, kindness, and brotherhood (Article on his work-http://www.rediff.com/business/report/pix-special-how-ajay-kumar-and-somil-daga-transformed-this-bihar-village/20150605.htm). After this he also worked as India Fellow with Mera Gao Power, Kanpur, UP with research and innovation team on solar smart grids for designing online grid monitoring system, household prepaid box. (His Blogs on his field experience-https://indiafellow.wordpress.com/author/ajayansha).

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Abhishek Kumar Chanchal
CO-FOUNDER

I am a detailed oriented person who has been consistent and diligent in my work approach. My background of education in the field of Geography and Journalism has built my crucial understanding in environmental education and communication of thoughts to the larger masses.

Further two years of Gandhi Fellowship experience not only allowed me in testing and implementing my knowledge but also helped developing leadership amongst the masses such that they could voice their opinion in the larger arena.

I am a professional with experience in developing strategic relationships, building network with rural-urban communities, government, and private institutions, civil society organizations, and individuals. I was worked with Center for Environment and Energy Development (CEED) as Outreach and Media Officer, responsible for sensitizing people towards environment and media coverage of the campaign.

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Pratibha Baveja
CO-FOUNDER

Pratibha’s role is in research and documentation, capacity building, team management and development, and establishing standards of performance across all programs. Pratibha is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Ecology from the National University of Singapore. She did her graduation in Zoology and post-graduation in Environmental Studies from the University of Delhi. After that, she joined India Fellow and worked with Centre for Learning Resources, Pune. She gained insight about rural development sector in India through the fellowship. She is an avid traveler and also loves writing and sketching in her free time.

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Deepika Sharma
CO-FOUNDER

Deepika is looks on research and documentation, multi-stakeholder engagement, capacity building and project implementation.  Deepika Sharma is a PhD scholar from University of Delhi, with the background in human biology. She has seen the rural scenario from close by during her brief stay at Bihar, working for Tuberculosis patients. She is passionate to work for the betterment of underprivileged in whichever way possible. With a research background she is apt at understanding the problems and giving different hypothesis for solutions.

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ABHINAV ANAND
OPERATIONAL HEAD

Abhinav looks after implementation and strategic development of programs. 
He completed his Bachelor’s degree in Electronics & Electrical branch from KIIT University, Bhubaneshwar. He then joined Tata Power- A prestigious organization in Power & Energy sector with significant advancements in New and renewable energy sector.After having 2 years of experience at various fronts in the organization, he decided to utilize his theoretical knowledge and on-field experience towards community uplifting and social development.

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Himanshu Pardeep Kalia

He is working as entrepreneur on working toward promoting rural and wild life tourism in Bahraich and shravasti districts of Uttar Pradesh so as to disperse the benefits of tourism to local people increase their participation in managing the tourism product and also promote their culture, life style and traditions. He is B.Tech graduate and then five years worked on IT industry. Then he did MBA from XLRI Jamsedpur

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AADITYA PRAKASH
TECHINAL HEAD

Aaditya looks after the development and implementation of the website and servers & leads the entire technical front. Currently, He is working as a Technical Head in Teach For Green with more than 3 years of experience in Software Industry.

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Saurav Modi

Saurav did his MBA from XLRI Jamesdpur. Last five years working in solar industry. He is very much passionate about green energy activities. He always passionate on creative works and participated on different events and activates. He involve in workshop & awareness steps as promoting entrepreneurship. He did B.Tech KIIT University, Bhubaneswar.

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Munna Kumar

Munna is Technical Leader in Aricent Technologies Gurgaon more than 5 yrs of experience in software industry. MCA Alumni of KIIT University Bhubaneswar and MTech Alumni of BITS Pilani Rajasthan. He involved regularly in CSR activities and social imitative of his company.

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Nawaj Alam

Nawaj is currently pursuing his MBA. He is actively taking care Teach For Green first Youth Innovation center. He involved in different types social activities as promoting sports and arts in local community. He always feels happy as doing activities way with children, teaching them in activity ways.   

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Divesh Ranjan Karn

Divesh is a social activist working for underprivileged section of society especially for child rights, assisting to orphans to become more reliant and responsible citizens. He did his B.Tech in Chemical Engineering from Haldia Institute of Technology, West Bengal. He is a former research fellow at IIT Guwahati, worked for Nano mission project. In parallel of research at IIT Guwahati he raised the issue related to child trafficking and pathetic situation of the orphanage.

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