Governing Body

Srilatha Batliwala


Srilatha Batliwala is Director, Knowledge Building and Feminist Leadership with CREA, an international feminist organisation based in Delhi that works on gender, sexuality and rights. Her life’s work has bridged the worlds of theory and practice. She is widely known for her work in building grassroots women’s movements, and for her writings on women’s empowerment, women’s movements and feminist leadership. She is currently engaged mainly in building the capacity of young women activists around the world, and in creating accessible knowledge products that provide conceptual clarity on critical issues for activists. She serves on the Boards of several international and Indian organisations, and as an adviser to several others.

Geetha Narayanan


Geetha is the Founder-Director of the Srishti School of Art Design and Technology and its sister institution, the Mallya Aditi International School. She has dedicated her life to finding and establishing new models of educational institutions that are creative, synergistic and original in their approach to learning. An administrator, researcher, teacher and facilitator, she has pioneered many courses and projects that examine a wide variety of needs, social and educational. Geetha is the author and principal investigator of Project Vision, an international research initiative that is looking at the development of appropriate instructional strategies and technology-related tools that foster creative cognitive architectures in young children from urban poor communities.

Upendranadh Choragudi


Upendranadh is a Development professional with over 30 years of experience in the sector. He has worked with several global NGOs in the areas of program management, policy research, advocacy and campaign, and capacity building among others, and has undertaken consultancy assignments for UN bodies. His experience cuts across several domains including Governance, Social Policy, Gender, Conflict and Peace, Livelihoods and Education. He is currently Evaluation and Learning Specialist (Social Accountability and Participation) at VSO International.

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