Anand Kumar BolimeraChief Executive Officer
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.
P.V. NARAYANANDirector - Development Advisory and Operations
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.
Semeda StevesHead of Programmes
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.
Dr. Archana Shukla MukherjeeSenior Manager - Gender, Diversity & Inclusion
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).
Dr. Nabaneeta RudraSenior Manager- Impact Advisory
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.
Pragyan MohantyProgramme Lead
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. She 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.
Dr. Vandana TamrakarResearch Associate
Vandana Tamrakar works as a Research Associate at Change Alliance.
She brings technical strengths to research and consultancy projects of Change Alliance. She is a trained demographer and statistician with qualifications of MPhil and Ph.D. in Population Studies from Jawaharlal Nehru University and Master of Population Studies from International Institute of Population Sciences, Mumbai and she also have Master of Statistics from Bhopal University and PG Diploma in Women and Gender Studies. Before joining Change Alliance, she had worked on assignments with ICRW, CREA, JNU and IIM Indore.
She is also the recipient of First Dr. T.V.K. Satnarayana Memorial Best Poster Award and NET+JRF Award in Population Studies. Her research focuses on missing women and concern for excess female deaths in selected South Asian Countries. She has presented many research papers at national and international conferences and participates in training programs. Her academic research papers published in peer-reviewed national and international journals (PlosOne, Lancet Global Health) “District level correlates of COVID-19 pandemic” and “Excess female deaths in India”. Her areas of specialization are data quality, data analysis, gender, family planning, health and mortality, nutrition and COVID-19.
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.
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.
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
Dheeraj Daniel HoroConsultant
Dheeraj Daniel Horo works with Change Alliance as a Consultant.
He holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Development from Xavier Institute of Social Service (XISS), Ranchi, Jharkhand. His experience spans more than a decade in community mobilisation, community engagement processes, liaison, networking, project management, partnership and grant management.
Prior to his association with Change Alliance, Dheeraj has worked with Xavier Institute of Social Service (XISS) on ‘Community Leadership Program’ in association with the National Health Mission (NHM) where his role was to provide technical support to partner organisations responsible for field implementation.
He has had an association with the CSR initiatives of Usha Martin Ltd., Ranchi, Jharkhand as an Assistant Manager (Education and Training).
Arti works as a Programme Lead with Change Alliance.
She holds a Masters in Women’s Studies from Lucknow University and is a development professional with more than 11 years of rich and varied experience in the areas of grants & partnership management, evidence based advocacy, campaigning, policy engagement and capacity building in northern states of India.
Previously, Arti has worked as the State Manager for Bihar for the Poorest Areas Civil Society (PACS) Programme with Change Alliance. She has led the interventions of PACS Programme in Bihar on multiple issues and made substantive contributions. In her career, she has worked on issues related to Gender, Youth, Education, Governance, and Livelihood with a special focus on Social Inclusion.