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Members of Executive Council


Our Team

Members of Executive Council



Name of the person

Educational Qualification


1 Chairman Mr.Sharad Chandra Behar Masters of Arts in Psychology University of Jabalpur, 1961 Post graduate Diploma in Development Studies University of Cambridge, 1975- 76
Retired as Chief Secretary Government of Madhya Pradesh. During his illustrious career in the Indian Administrative Service he headed departments like Tribal Development, Education, Labour Agriculture and Co-operation. He. Is closely associated with several civil society organisations and people's Movements.
2 Treasurer Shri Ranjan Roy Masters in  Economics, LLB, Certified Associate of Indian institute of Bankers (Mumbai)
Has 33 years of experience of rural Banking in Chattisgarh. Also worked as the senior consultant to State Resource Centre (Adult and Continuing Education), Chattisgarh.
3 Member Tejinder Singh Bhogal B.Sc. ( Agriculture), Punjab Agriculture University, Ludhiana PGDRM from IRMA Co-founder and Director of Innobridge Consulting Pvt Co. Formerly, Dean, Social Development, ISABS. An alumni of the first batch of IRMA, for the first fifteen years of his career he worked at the grassroots in the areas of micro irrigation and social forestry: most of this time spent working with PRADAN. For the last twenty three years, he has worked as a consultant and trainer in organizational effectiveness and Human Resource Development in the social sector. He has worked with over a 100 NGOs, donors and Govt. programs.
4 Member Rabindra Kumar Singh M.P.S., State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry, Syracuse, USA Certificate in Analysis & Resolution of Conflict, Syracuse University, USA Ph.D., L.L.B., M. Sc. (Chemistry), Ranchi University, Ranchi Retired as Principle Chief Conservator Government of Chattisgarh. During his long career in the Indian Forest Service he headed various departments like Nation Schedule Caste finance & Department Corporation New Delhi, National Commission for Safai Karancharis New Delhi, Chattisgarh State Institute for Rural Development Raipur, State Level Nodal Agency for Watershed, CG Academy of Administration and Professor in IIFM Bhopal.
5 Member Archana Singh PhD in Development Communication and done graduation and post-graduation in Agriculture Science She is chevening Gurukul Fellow and as part of Fellowship, she conducted the study on "Ensuring gender transformative Livelihoods for woman farmers" at university of oxford (UK) in Nov 2019 Dr. Archana, is working as Integrator in a national level NGO PRADAN that works with over 0.7 million rural women on issues of livelihoods and gender equality. Most of her time during her 21-years career, Archana has been involved in ground development practice with tribal communities in one of the poorest pockets of Madhya Pradesh (India). She has led field teams and was in core group for Gender Equality Program funded by UN Women
Ranu Bhogal (Honorary Executive Director)
1 Honorary Executive Director Ranu
Holds a Bachelors in Economics from St. Stephen's college, a Masters in Economics from Delhi School of Economics and a Post graduate diploma in Rural management from IRMA (Institute of Rural Management Anand). She is a Hubert Humphrey Fulbright fellow. Ranu has been working in the development sector for more than three decades. She has extensive experience on issues related to Gender, Natural resource management, Sustainable development with a special focus on rural development. She has several years of hands on field experience of working with Dalit and Tribal communities. She has been involved in Policy analysis and dialogues on issues of rural livelihoods, environment, and forest rights. She has worked with several multilateral and bilateral donors as well as the State and Central Governments. She was included as one of the 50 women leaders in a recent study on 'Women's leadership in Development Sector" commissioned by the Rockefeller Foundation.

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