ABOUT CHANGE ALLIANCE

Change Alliance Private Limited (CAPL) is a social enterprise and technical support agency with its primary objective to implement projects, social impact advisory and consultancy services, and to promote and achieve inclusive development.

We work with organisations across not-for-profit, government and for-profit sectors. We have delivered innumerable projects for private sector, corporate foundations, government and not-for-profit organisations across a variety of thematic areas and geographic locations.

We have a footprint in majority of states in India through one or more of our interventions or assignments. Our portfolio comprises of programme design, management, implementation, impact evaluation, research, policy advisory, strategic consultancy, monitoring & evaluation and end-to-end management of sustainability and corporate social responsibility programmes.

Our Core Team

We are a multi- disciplinary team who believe that every human irrespective of his caste, colour, race or economic background deserves a life of equality, justice and dignity.

Chief Executive Officer

Anand Kumar Bolimera

Anand is the Chief Executive Officer at Change Alliance. In the past, he was heading the Poorest Areas Civil Society (PACS) Programme, one of the largest civil society programmes of Department for International Development (DFID) in India. He also worked as the Country Director of Christian Aid, UK India country programme.

He has over two decades of extensive experience in strategic planning, programme development & design, programme implementation & partnership management, multi-stakeholder engagement and impact assessment. He led several humanitarian response programmes, which includes relief, rehabilitation and resettlement. He has worked with bilateral aid institutions and civil society organisations on long term development programmes, emergency responses, pro-poor market and enterprise-based development initiatives.

He has been actively engaging with the private sector in promoting inclusive policies and diversity.

Director - Development Advisory and Operations

P.V. NARAYANAN

P V Narayanan, Director for Development Advisory and Operations

P V Narayanan is Director for Development Advisory and Operations in Change Alliance Private Limited. He is a seasoned and committed social impact professional with a blend of valuable experience in corporate roles and development sector assignments.

In his long career spanning over 23 years, he has had the opportunity to serve organisations in diverse sectors, both not-for-profit and for-profit organisations, such as CARE India, The Energy and Resources Institute, United Nations Development Programme, Dalmia Cement Group, Alstom and General Electric.

He has conceptualised, designed, and led social impact projects and assignments in areas encompassing health, environment, livelihoods, skill development, education, renewable energy, education, agriculture, water, sanitation and public private partnership. He has also led assignments on management consulting, corporate strategy, organisational development, corporate social responsibility and sustainability.

He holds a Master of Science degree in International Management from Aberdeen Business School, Robert Gordon University (UK), Postgraduate Diploma from Chartered Institute of Marketing (UK) and MBA from Canadian School of Management.

Head of Programmes

Semeda Steves

Semeda is one of Change Alliance’s focal points for gender empowerment, livelihoods and health projects.
She is a highly skilled trainer in the field of gender and organisational policy development.

Having spent more than 28 years in the development sector, Semeda has worked on the issues of domestic violence and women’s rights, the rights of slum dwellers, human trafficking and, HIV and AIDS.

Empowered with a vast experience in programme design and management, nurturing partnerships, grant management, accompaniment, monitoring and adhering to compliances and donor reporting, she is currently managing and heading programmes pan India.

Senior Manager - Gender, Diversity & Inclusion

Dr. Archana Shukla Mukherjee

Dr. Archana Shukla Mukherjee, Senior Manager – Gender, Diversity & Inclusion

Dr. Archana Shukla Mukherjee works as Senior Manager – Gender, Diversity and Inclusion with Change Alliance.
She is a Social Anthropologist having doctoral degree in “Women in Local Governance among Padhars, the Primitive Tribal Group of Gujarat” from University of Delhi. She has over ten years of experience in Gender, inclusive programming, CSR strategy, stakeholder mapping and engagement, community development, partnership management, sustainable supply chain management.
She is leading Gender Equality and Promoting Responsible Migration (source to destination) in Garment Supply Chain to ensure safe migration, safe workplace, promoting gender equality, Prevention of Sexual Harassment (PoSH) at Workplace, compliance of Interstate Migrant Act in India. She is working with multiple leading apparel brands, factories, implementing partners, experts, communities and British High Commission. She has also represented Change Alliance and received Sandvik India Gender Award 2019 under Social Venture Category.
She helps organisations to have gender sensitive policies and functional & strengthened Internal Committee (IC) as per Sexual Harassment at workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act 2013. She has trained several Internal Committee members, senior management, mid-level managers, supervisors and workers on PoSH, grievance redressal mechanisms and understanding the roles and responsibilities to ensure safe and happy workplace.
Besides that, Archana has provided training on CSR, Companies Act 2013 (section 135- CSR), NGO-business partnership, Affirmative Action, Human Rights and Business Responsible Reporting, etc. and is an invited trainer at Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA).

Senior Manager- Impact Advisory

Dr. Nabaneeta Rudra

Dr. Nabaneeta Rudra, Senior Manager- Impact Advisory

Nabaneeta Rudra holds a PhD in Forestry from Forest Research Institute (Dehradun) and is a P4 certified project manager. She come with an experience of over 23 years in field operation, philanthropic aid, government, and social development programmes. Her experience covers about half of the rural and urban districts of India, working on water, sanitation and hygiene, climate change, governance, natural resource management, public health, economic empowerment, social and gender inclusion. She started her career with Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, and moved to work with Kantar Group and Affiliates and Mott MacDonald in private sector. Her recent experience has been with Plan International (India Chapter) where she was Senior Technical Advisor (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) taking care of public health and nutrition. In her career, she has led 80 plus projects and evaluations for multi-lateral, bi-lateral and government organisations, including multiple ministries and departments in government, USAID, UNICEF, UNDP, ADB, World Bank, JICA, GIZ, other not-for-profit organisations and private sector.

Programme Lead

Pragyan Mohanty

Pragyan works as a Programme Lead with Change Alliance.

Prior to this she was managing the Poorest Areas Civil Society (PACS) Programme in Madhya Pradesh.
She is a post graduate in Social Work with specialization in Women and Child Development. Currently, she is pursuing her Ph.D. in Women’s Studies on Gender Analysis of Government Programs and Policies for Women Empowerment.
She has an extensive experience of working on gender and women’s rights issues for more than 14 years.
Her key expertise lies in gender based program planning and monitoring, facilitating gender training (specific focus on violence against women, health, and adolescent reproductive and sexual health), designing and implementing gender campaigns, personal safety trainings for women and girls. She has led many gender campaigns and has facilitated number of gender trainings for a varied group of people including civil society organizations, government departments college students.

Pragyan Mohanty also carries rich experience of managing large-scale projects with multiple thematic focus. She has been intensely engaged with the civil society organizations in Madhya Pradesh and Odisha implementing the PACS programs by extending technical supports for effective implementation of the projects working with socially marginalized groups on social inclusion. She brings with her experience of consolidating and documenting learning experiences and producing a variety of learning and communication materials such as newsletters, booklets and organization reports and processes.

Research Associate

Itishree Nayak

Itishree Nayak is a trained statistician and a demographer. She holds dual master’s degree in Statistics from Utkal University, Bhubaneswar, and in Population Studies from International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), Mumbai. Prior to joining Change Alliance Pvt. Ltd.,

she served three reputed organisations, IIPS, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and National Centre of Excellence. She has contributed to the national report of Longitudinal Ageing Study in India (LASI) at IIPS and National Guidelines for Data Quality in Surveys at ICMR. Her strengths are analysis of large scale data using statistical software such as STATA, SPSS and also geographical software such as QGIS. She also has authored/co-authored four research articles in reputed international journals and had presented in international conference.

Our Consultants

Consultant

Avinav Kumar

Avinav is a seasoned development professional with extensive experience of working in the social sector for past 16 years on multiple issues concerning the marginalised and socially excluded communities. He brings a strong understanding and work experience of integrated development issues and a multi sectoral exposure in his professional journey.

He has been associated in implementation and management of large – scale development programmes right from grassroots to international NGOs in multiple states. During his association with Change Alliance, Avinav has been associated with the Poorest Areas Civil Society (PACS) Programme, an initiative of the UK Government’s Department for International Development (DFID), where he held multiple responsibilities.

As Head of Programmes for PACS he led the designing of programme interventions and strategic campaigns for the seven states of PACS and managed their effective implementation with 225 Civil Society Organization partners and other stakeholders. Avinav also conceptualized and led the knowledge management portfolio of the PACS programme, synthesizing learning and experiences from the seven years of the programme.

He holds a post-graduate qualification in Forest Management from India Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal and presently works with Change Alliance as Head of Programmes, based in Bhopal.

Consultant

Johnson Topno

Johnson Topno works with Change Alliance as a Programme Lead.

He holds an MBA degree in Rural Management from Xavier Institute of Social Service (XISS), Ranchi, Jharkhand and has a strong command over Partnership Programme Management (PPM) as well as organisational monitoring, evaluations and process review.

In the past, he has worked as a State Manager for PACS – DFID programme in India. He is a committed development professional with 17 years of experience, engaged in a wide spectrum of conceptual programme design and management in leadership positions.

Besides that, Johnson has worked with Foundation for Ecological Security (FES), a national level organization, for more than 10 years and led many initiatives in Andhra Pradesh.

Consultant

Swati Kundra

Swati works as a consultant with Change Alliance.

She is a Chartered Accountant with over 15 years of experience in the finance domain, in a multi-cultural, multi-dimensional and multi-sectorial environment.

In the initial 7 years of her career, she had worked with for-profit corporates. Later, she headed the finance of the PACS – DFID programme.

Swati’s key strengths are grant management, legal compliances, risk management, devising policies and procedures for large scale grant programmes and ensuring their implementation and strategic management of finance to achieve best value for money

Consultant

Dheeraj Daniel Horo

Swati works as a consultant with Change Alliance.

She is a Chartered Accountant with over 15 years of experience in the finance domain, in a multi-cultural, multi-dimensional and multi-sectorial environment.

In the initial 7 years of her career, she had worked with for-profit corporates. Later, she headed the finance of the PACS – DFID programme.

Swati’s key strengths are grant management, legal compliances, risk management, devising policies and procedures for large scale grant programmes and ensuring their implementation and strategic management of finance to achieve best value for money

Vision

Changing lives through inclusive growth and sustainable development for a better tomorrow.

Mission

  • We provide consultancy for efficient and high-impact sustainable development programmes delivered with professionalism, innovation and ability to tackle complex challenges in a fast-moving development landscape.
  • We offer a unique combination of proven track-record, breadth of expertise and extensive reach to impact the gap between policy and practice – we can bridge the divide between clients and the diverse stakeholders through our longstanding networks and reach.
  • We have experience of end-to-end design and execution of projects and have the relationships, experience and technical capacities of managing a range of thematic projects across geographic locations.

Our Values

Quality and professionalism.

We provide high quality professional services and technical support to our clients. This, in turn, we believe will help bridge the gap and bring measurable impact on communities and people’s lives.

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Collaboration and partnership

We work in a spirit of collaboration and partnership with organisations towards achieving a common purpose and goal.

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Accountability and impact

We believe in transparent and accountable development and the principle of value for money.

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Learning and sharing

We believe in mutual sharing of knowledge and best practices to help bring change.

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Honesty and respect

We place honesty and respect for others at the heart of what we do – the people and communities we reach through programmes, partner organisations and our clients.

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Innovation and scale

We believe in innovative and replicable approaches for driving us towards inclusive development at scale.

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Equity and inclusion

We seek solutions to poverty issues and to change lives through inclusive and equitable development.

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