Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Meet Our Team

Ajay Kumar
FOUNDER & DIRECTOR

Ajay Kumar is the Founder and Acting Director of our organization. For last seven years, he has been active in research and development of green energy projects, as a SBI-Youth For India Fellow in rural Bihar with Aga Khan Rural Support Program (India). He also worked with Mera Gao Power in research and development of solar smart grids. Ajay leads our work on operational and technical aspect. For the past seven years, he has been involved in researching and developing green energy solutions...

Abhishek Kumar Chanchal
CO-FOUNDER

His background of education is in the field of Geography and Journalism which has contributed in building his crucial understanding of environmental education and communication to the larger masses. Further, he was part of the Gandhi Fellowship for two years, which not only allowed him to implement this knowledge but also helped to develop leadership amongst the masses in such a way that they could voice their opinion in the larger arena. He has had years of experience in developing strategic relationships, building network with rural-urban communities, government, and private institutions, civil society organizations, and individuals. He worked with the Center for Environment and Energy Development (CEED) as Outreach and Media Officer, responsible for sensitizing people towards environment and media coverage of the campaign.

Pratibha Baveja
CO-FOUNDER

Pratibha’s role involves 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 Evolutionary and Conservation Genetics 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 loves writing and sketching in her free time.

Deepika Sharma
CO-FOUNDER

Deepika is involved in 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 up close during her brief stay at Bihar, taking care of tuberculosis patients. She is passionate to work for the betterment of underprivileged in every way possible. With a research background, she possesses the apt skills to understand problems and to further give different perspectives to solve.

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 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.

Himanshu Pardeep Kalia

Himanshu has been there with us since the beginning and continues to be a part-time member of our organization, helping us in networking. He is working as entrepreneur to promote rural and wildlife tourism in Bahraich and Shravasti district of Uttar Pradesh in order 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. He then did his MBA from XLRI Jamshedpur.

SAURAV MODI

Saurav is working with us on a part-time basis and helping us in networking. He did his MBA from XLRI Jamshedpur. Last five years working in solar industry. He is very passionate about green energy activities. He has always been passionate about creative works and participated on different events and activities. He is involved in the workshop and awareness campaigns promoting entrepreneurship. He did B. Tech KIIT University, Bhubaneswar.

MUNNA KUMAR

Munna is also working with us on a part-time basis and helps us in networking. He is Technical Leader in Aricent Technologies Gurgaon for more than 5 years 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.

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.   

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.