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Resource Persons

Resource Persons

Various state, national and international resource persons have contributed in the NIRMAN process by interacting with the participants, sharing their experiences and knowledge about social problems and social change and by providing mentoring inputs. The list includes:
Sr No. Name
1 Dr. Abhay Bang, Director, SEARCH
2 Dr. Rani Bang, Co-Director, SEARCH
3 Vivek Sawant, Managing Director, Maharashtra Knowledge Corporation Limited
4 Girish Sohoni, President, BAIF Development and Research Foundation
5 Harish Hande, Founder Director, SELCO
6 Dr. Rajendra Sing, Water Activist, Tarun Bharat Sangh
7 Dr. H. Sudarshan, Karuna Trust
8 Ramchandra Guha, Historian and Scholar
9 Mahesh Elkunchwar, Author and Playwright
10 Dr. Richard Cash, Professor of Global Health, Harvard University
11 Prof. Andrew Lamas, School of Arts and Sciences, University of Pennsylvania
12 Prof. Kenwyn Smith, Professor of Organizational Behaviour, University of Pennsylvania
13 Dr. A. K. Shiva Kumar, Professor of Economics, Harvard, Ashoka University, Indian School of Business
14 Dr. Vikram Patel, Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard University
15 Dr. Pankaj Chaturvedi, Professor and Surgeon, Tata Memorial Hospital
16 Dr. K. Srinath Reddy, President, Public Health Foundation of India, World Heart Federation
17 Dean Spears, Executive Director r.i.c.e., Asst. Professor of Economics, University of Texas at Austin
18 Dr. Shrey Desai, Research Coordinator and Physician, SEWA Rural
19 Satyajit Bhatkal, Film Director and CEO, Paani Foundation
20 Prof. Ram Takwale, Ex Vice Chancellor University of Pune, YCMOU, IGNOU
21 Dr. Dileep Mavlankar, IIM, Ahmedabad
22 Prof. Hitesh Bhatt, Director, IRMA (Institute of Rural Management, Anand)
23 Rukmini Banerji, CEO, PRATHAM
24 Usha Rane, Director, PRATHAM
25 Dr. Shekhar Bhojraj, Spine Foundation
26 Makarand Sahasrabuddhe, Program Quality Lead, Oxfam International
27 Dr. Anand Karandikar, Ex Director, Metric Consultancy
28 Dr. Anand Karve, Director, ARTI (Appropriate Rural Technology Institute)
29 Dr. Milind Bokil, Author and Social Scientist
30 Vishwambhar Choudhary, Social Activist
31 Dr. Anand Nadkarni, Director, IPH (Institute for Psychological Health)
32 Dr. Anil Awachat, Director, Muktangan
33 Nilesh Nimkar, Director, QUEST
34 Dr. Ramesh Panse, Founder and Trustee, Grammangal
35 Vijay Jawandhia, Agricultural Activist
36 Vijay Anna Borade, Water Expert
37 Sanjay Patil, Agriculture Researcher, BAIF
38 Devaji Tofa, Tribal Activist, Mendha Lekha
39 Devaji Pada, Tribal Activist, Kondawahi
40 Chandrashekhar Dharmadhikari, Retd. Justice, High Court of Bombay
41 Kumar Ketkar, Journalist and Ex Editor, Loksatta, Lokmat, Maharashtra Times
42 Ashok Bhargav, Founder, Nirog
43 Sumitra Bhave, Filmmaker
44 Sunil Sukathankar, Filmmaker
45 Ashwini Kulkarni, Pragati Abhiyan
46 Milind Murugkar, Social Activist
47 Ashok Bang, Chetana Vikas
48 Niranjana Maru, Chetana Vikas
49 Dr. Tarak Kate, Dharamitra
50 Dr. Ravindra Rukmini Pandharinath, Dharamitra
51 Shyam Manav, Akhil Bhartiya Andhashraddha Nirmulan Samitee
52 Paromita Goswami, Social Activist, Shramik Elgaar
53 Mukta Puntambekar, Executive Director, Muktangan
54 Prof. Shrinivas Khandewale, Economist and Activist
55 Nanda Khare, Author
56 Vidyagauri Khare, Author
57 Arun Deshpande, Environmental Activist
58 Sumangala Deshpande, Environmental Activist
59 Dr. Suhas Kulkarni, Director, Unique Features
60 Makarand Karkare, Vice President, Sure Prep
61 Pradeep Lokhande, Founder, Rural Relations
62 Amit Ranade, MKCL
63 Raja Deshpande, Director, Yerala Project Society
64 Dr. Yogesh Kulkarni, Pabal Vidnyan Ashram
65 Manish Rajankar, Water Expert
66 Suresh Sawant, Rationing Kruti Samiti
67 Dr. Anand Oak, Grammangal
68 Prof. Shripad Bhalchandra Joshi, Department of Journalism, Nagpur
69 Tatya Dhanorkar, Agriculture Activist
70 Dr. Prerana Rane, ISABS
71 Vikram Bhatt, ISABS
72 Shridhar Kshirsagar, ISABS
73 Jyoti Mhapsekar, Stree Mukti Sanghatana
74 Sharada Sathe, Stree Mukti Sanghatana
75 Vinay Shetti, Blood Donation Activist
76 Shrikant Navrekar, Nirmalgram Nirman Kendra
77 Jaidev Dole, Journalist
78 Sulabha Subramaniam, Counsellor, Institute for Psychological Health
79 Dileep Kulkarni, Environmental Activist
80 Sarika Devendra, PRATHAM
81 Adv. Asim Sarode, Human Resource Law Network
82 Shekhar Sathe, Economist
83 Suresh Pandharipande, Professor of English and Philosophy
84 Madhukar Khadase, Water Expert
85 Chandrakant Pandit, Water Expert
86 Ashwin Paranjpye, Gomukh
87 Dr. Anand Bang, Tata Trusts
88 Mahesh Deshmukh, Deputy Director, SEARCH
89 Tushar Khorgade, Deputy Director, SEARCH
90 Dr. Yogesh Kalkonde, Public Health Researcher and Neurologist, SEARCH
91 Dr. Aarti Bang, Consultant Psychiatrist, SEARCH
92 Dr. Chetanya Malik, Program Lead, Hospital Services, SEARCH
93 Dr. Shilpa Khanna, Consultant Anesthetist, SEARCH
94 Mayur Gupta, Muktipath, SEARCH
95 Santosh Sawalkar, De-Addiction Program, SEARCH
96 Dnyaneshwar Patil, Team Leader, Life Skills Program, SEARCH
97 Rajendra Isasare, Life Skills Program, SEARCH
98 Sunanda Khorgade, Life Skills Program, SEARCH
99 Venkatesh Iyer, Psychologist, SEARCH
100 Abhishek Krishna, IAS, Government of India
101 Ranajit Kumar, IAS, Government of India
102 Aastik Pandey, IAS, Government of India
103 Sree Laxmi, IFS, Government of India
104 Dr. Satish Pawar, Director of Health Services, Govt. of Maharashtra
105 Dr. Archana Patil, Deputy Director of Health Services, Govt. of Maharashtra
106 Dr. Shashikant Shambharkar, DHO Gadchiroli