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Ramesh Ramanathan
Co-founder, Jana Group

Ramesh Ramanathan is a social entrepreneur who works on urban issues in India. Prior to his social initiatives, Ramesh held leadership positions with Citibank in New York and London, in the bank’s capital markets business. Ramesh has an MS in Physics from BITS Pilani, an MBA from Yale University and a CFA from AIMR. In […]

Swati Ramanathan
Co-founder, Jana Group

Swati Ramanathan is co-founder of Jana Group, a clutch of social enterprises aimed at urban transformation in India. Swati Ramanathan has prepared the “National Urban Spatial Planning and Development (USPD), 2013 Guidelines” for planning India’s cities; Swati Ramanathan was the Co-Convenor of the Urban Planning Group of the Planning Commission’s 12th Five Year Plan. Swati […]

KK Nayar
Trustee, Janaagraha

KK Nayar has been associated with the organisation since 2004 He has over three decades of experience in projects and manufacturing management in FMCG, food, paper, and chemicals. His expertise includes the building, commission, expansion, and upgradation of new and green field units. He was the Executive Director at Unilever subsidiaries in India, Egypt, and […]


Ramesh Ramanathan
Co-founder, Jana Group

Ramesh Ramanathan is a social entrepreneur who works on urban issues in India. Prior to his social initiatives, Ramesh held leadership positions with Citibank in New York and London, in the bank’s capital markets business. Ramesh has an MS in Physics from BITS Pilani, an MBA from Yale University and a CFA from AIMR. In […]

Swati Ramanathan
Co-founder, Jana Group

Swati Ramanathan is co-founder of Jana Group, a clutch of social enterprises aimed at urban transformation in India. Swati Ramanathan has prepared the “National Urban Spatial Planning and Development (USPD), 2013 Guidelines” for planning India’s cities; Swati Ramanathan was the Co-Convenor of the Urban Planning Group of the Planning Commission’s 12th Five Year Plan. Swati […]

KK Nayar
Trustee, Janaagraha

KK Nayar has been associated with the organisation since 2004 He has over three decades of experience in projects and manufacturing management in FMCG, food, paper, and chemicals. His expertise includes the building, commission, expansion, and upgradation of new and green field units. He was the Executive Director at Unilever subsidiaries in India, Egypt, and […]

Vidya Shah
Governing Board Member

Vidya Shah’s name has been synonymous with the field of Finance and has a career spanning over 20 years to mark her merit. She serves as one of the board members of Janaagraha where she offers her valuable understanding of grants and management to better the organisation’s operating system. Vidya earned an MBA from IIM-Ahmedabad […]

S K Das
Governing Board Member

Governing Board Member A retired IAS officer, S K Das served as Secretary to the Government of India. He was also a member (finance) of the Department of Space and is known today as a distinguished author.  Speaking about Janaagraha, he said, “I am fascinated by how Janaagraha has emerged as a dominant voice in […]

P K H Tharakan
Governing Board Member

PKH Tharakan is a former DG and IGP of Kerala. He has also served as the Chief of the Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW), India’s external intelligence agency.  He has played a crucial role in supporting and handholding Janaagraha through some of our key programs, including Community Policing.  “I was drawn to Janaagraha because I […]

Ireena Vittal
Governing Board Member

Ireena Vittal is among India’s most recognized consultants and advisors. She served as a Partner for McKinsey & Co. for 16 years. She has co-authored books on agriculture and urbanization and served government and public institutions to enable inclusive urban development and sustainable rural growth. She is also recognized as a valuable mentor for leaders […]

Dr Vivek Mansingh
Governing Board Member

Dr. Vivek Mansingh is a global leader, entrepreneur, author, technology visionary, and innovator, he is also one of the General Board members of Janaagraha. Dr Mansingh graduated from NIT Allahabad with a gold medal and then went on to pursue his PhD from Queen’s University, Canada and Executive MBA from Stanford University. On the professional […]

Babu Jacob
Governing Board Member

Babu Jacob is one of the board members of Janaagraha. He pursued civil engineering and then joined the Indian Administrative Service (IAS, Kerala cadre) in 1968. A Hubert H. Humphrey fellow, he pursued better governance by addressing gaps between policy intent and policy practice. During his 35 years of service in the government, he has […]


Srikanth Viswanathan
Chief Executive Officer

As Chief Executive Officer, Srikanth steers the strategy of Janaagraha while also overseeing its operations.  He is an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and has previously worked with Standard Chartered Bank and KPMG. 

Sapna Karim
Chief Operating Officer

Sapna has been a part of Janaagraha right from its inception in 2001. She has worked on various citizen campaigns as well as on technology-related interventions with the government. She also anchored the HR and volunteer management functions of the organisation for ten years. 

Anand Iyer
Chief of Policy and Insights

Anand is an architect by qualification and has studied Critical Theory. Over the last 22 years he has worked across: State & Central Govt. in Urban Development; Private sector & Consulting in Land, Infrastructure and Building; Academics and Professional Practice in Architecture & Design. Anand joins JCCD from JUST, where he has been Director-Projects for […]


Aditya Soni
Manager - Municipal Finance

Aditya likes to see the physical form of cities change slowly like a fluid. A trained civil engineer and urban planner with a little over 8 years in urban development, he owes much of his on-ground know-how, to the formative experience in consulting. He noticed that finance is but one aspect in planning, as he […]

Aditya Varghese
Associate Manager- Public Finance

Aditya Verghese works as an Associate Manager in the Public Finance Management team. He has more than 8 years of experience in the development and private sector. Prior to Janaagraha, he has worked in public policy and governance consulting in the fields of livelihoods, public health and education. In his spare time, he likes to […]

Aishwarya R
Associate – Councillor Leadership

Aishwarya R joined Janaagraha in 2021 as an intern and now scaled up to being an Associate – Councillor Leadership Programme as part of the Advocacy and Reforms team. She is one of the core members of Janaagraha’s City Leaders Programme (CLP). She specifically focuses on CLP research, and module design and takes care of […]

Alisha Mendonsa
Associate - Public Finance Management

Alisha is part of the Public Finance Management Team at Janaagraha. She is a trained economist with an MSc Financial Economics degree from Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics, Pune. She has 4+ years of experience in finance, economics and policy.

Amaresh Belagal
Senior Associate – Environmental

Amaresh Belagal works as the Senior Associate – Environmental Sustainability at Janaagraha since 2022. His work has been substantial in moving the team forward. Amaresh holds a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and a Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering from Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU), Belagavi. Additionally, he has completed his Post Graduation in Developmental Leadership […]

Anindya Panda
Manager – Advocacy & Reforms

Anindya’s ikigai is to tackle the most significant issues of our times. Anindya, a part of the Advocacy & Reforms team at Janaagraha, is presently driving efforts to design & implement Shared Municipal Services to drive efficiency and enhance quality in delivering municipal services. Anindya is a seasoned professional in development finance and fund management […]

Ankita Khuntia
Senior Associate – Civic Participation

Ankita has 10+ years of work experience in the development sector wherein she has worked on multiple projects with the Odisha Government. She has worked with Cuttack Municipal Corporation as a sanitary expert, and also with the Tata Trusts Foundation as a Consultant looking after project implementation. She is a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from […]

Apula Singh
Manager – Public Finance

Apula Singh is a Manager in the Public Finance team. She joined Janaagraha in 2018 as part of the ASICS team. She thereafter worked with the Odisha government’s Housing & Urban Development Department on Municipal Strengthening reforms, and led the efforts on performance management of solid waste management system. She continues to support the state […]

Aravinda C
Senior Manager – Development

Aravinda is Senior Manager responsible for fundraising, developments and partnerships at Janaagraha.Aravinda is a Socio-Economic Development sector professional with 20 years of experience in different thematic areas especially in Inclusive Livelihoods, Inclusive Education, Financial Inclusion, Disability Inclusion, Integrated Rural Development, Natural Resource Management, Environment and Renewable Energy. During his professional journey, he has served for-profit […]

Astha Joshi
Associate Manager - Urban Healthcare
System Reforms

Astha Joshi comes with five years of experience as a combination of a Development professional, Project Management, and IT – Telecom BSS subject matter expert. She has previously worked with Wipro Technologies across India and other countries in the Asia-pacific region and with District administration Deoghar- to implement projects under the District mineral foundation trust. […]

Balaram Reddy

Senior Associate - Municipal Finance

Balaram is a Senior Associate in the Municipal Finance program. He is an electronics engineer from JNTU, Kakinada and a rural management graduate from NIRD. Prior to Janaagraha, he was with Swaniti Initiative as a Development and Policy Associate with the Department of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, AP strengthening implementation of schemes like MGNREGA, […]

Bandish Patel
Manager – Applied Research
(Urban Climate Action)

Bandish has an MBA in Energy and Environment from Symbiosis Institute of International Business. His areas of interest are climate policy, climate financing, and sustainable urban development. He was recently associated with the “OPTIMISM project” at Ahmedabad University alongside senior scientists from IPCC, which focused on addressing Sustainable Development Goals through low carbon transportation in two […]

Farah Abdul
Manager – Councillor Leadership

Farah Abdul has a 7+ years’ experience of working as a Journalist, Teacher and Political Consultant. She has worked in I-PAC, the organisation mentored by poll strategist Prashant Kishor. She was part of PK Assist Team and has been the Lead of Political Intelligence Unit, West Bengal and Tripura. She started as a Journalist covering […]

Haji Rahamathulla

Manager - GIS

Haji is Manager – GIS at Janaagraha. He has earlier worked with Jala Samvardhane Yojana Sangha (JSYS) – a registered society established by Government of Karnataka as a GIS specialist, and later with Trinity Mobility Pvt. Ltd as GIS Developer. He has done his Masters in Geo-Informatics from Karnataka State Remote Sensing Application Center (KSRSAC), Belgaum.

Indukumar C T
Senior Manager – Administration
Jitesh Pandey
Associate Manager - Civic Learning

Jitesh works as an Associate Manager in the Civic learning program. He has previously worked with Piramal Foundation on the Aspirational District Transformation program of NITI Aayog, wherein his work focused upon Government Partnership & Leadership Development. He also managed the Centre of Excellence for the Strategic Government partnership team. Jitesh has completed his master’s […]

Katie Pyle
Head, Research & Insights katie.pyle@janaagraha.org

Katie has more than eleven years of experience in project management, social research, and research implementation.  She previously worked with the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER), based in the UK. She was also an operations manager with NFER’s Trials unit.  Katie has a BSc. (Hons) in Psychology from the University of Warwick, and an […]

Kesava Balaji
Associate - Urban Policy

Kesava Balaji is an Urban Policy Associate, he works towards providing support for strategic opportunities and developments in Urban Governance . He is a Graduate from the Indian School of Public Policy, Delhi. He has completed his Undergraduate degree in Media Studies, Economics and Political Science from Christ University, Bengaluru. . His core area of interest lies […]

Kshitij Singh
Associate - Environmental Sustainability

Kshitij completed Master’s in Public Policy from National Law School of India University, Bengaluru in 2020 with a focus on environment policy. Prior to joining Janaagraha, he was a researcher in the energy efficiency team of Prayas (Energy Group) and has had interesting engagements and impacts with the Bureau of Energy Efficiency and Ministry of […]

Kushal MP
Associate – Software Developer

Kushal MP is an Electronics and Communications graduate from the Saptagiri College of Engineering, Bangalore. He is passionate about new technologies and is determined to contribute to the nation’s development.

Mahalakshmi B
Manager - Media

Mahalakshmi believes that civic sense is essential like the air we breathe. She advocates it effectively to everyone around her to improve the quality of life in an inclusive manner. Persistent reinforcement leads to retention, creating awareness through positive stories, and using the power of Media like never before can bring in the desired change […]

Manjunatha Hampapura L
Program Manager - Civic Participation

Manjunatha has been with Janaagraha for more than a decade. With a MA in History, Manjunatha comes with an urge to improve the quality of urban life by improving public participation. Outside work, Manjunatha enjoys reading books, listening to music, writing poems, and articles on various social issues.

Mohak Mathur
Head - Municipal Finance Reforms

Mohak heads the Municipal Finance Reforms team based in New Delhi, and has been associated with Janaagraha since November 2020. He leads the overall program management and is directly involved in the work on city finance as well as on key government engagements which are aimed at driving policy reforms in the areas of fiscal […]

Mohammad Mansoor A
Lead - Field Engagement

Mansoor is an experienced field executive and has executed and supervised a diverse range of research projects, including household surveys, focus group interviews, qualitative and quantitative interviews, key informant interviews, oral histories, and process tracking. Mansoor started his career with the Jana Urban Foundation in 2014 as team leader in the research team. This team […]

Mohammad Zuhaib
Associate - Swachhta Project
Support Unit

Mohammad Zuhaib works as Associate – Swachhta Project Support Unit, based out Delhi. Prior to joining Janaagraha, Zuhaib has 2+ years of experience in Solid Waste Management and Sanitation projects and has worked on the Swachh Survekshan 2021 and Safaimitra Suraksha Challenge 2021. He has completed his Masters in Urban Development and Management from TERI […]

Mythreyi Mukundan
Senior Associate – Advocacy

Mythreyi works as Senior Associate – Advocacy with the Advocacy and Reforms team and joined Janaagraha in 2019 as an intern. She predominantly supports the policy research strand, and is a key player in the production of one of India’s flagship reports on urban governance, titled the ‘Annual Survey of India’s City-Systems (ASICS)’. She is […]

N M Varchaswini
Associate – Civic Participation

N M Varchaswini joined Janaagraha in 2022. She works with the Civic Participation Outreach team. Her main areas of work include interacting with Citizens, Government officials, and Elected Representatives; Database Management; conducting & generating ward committee survey reports and organizing webinars, events and campaigns. Varchaswini is a Public Policy Masters graduate from Mount Carmel College […]

Namita Aggarwal
Manager - Municipal Finance

Namita Aggarwal, a Manager in the Municipal Finance Team, heads the own revenue enhancement vertical in Janaagraha. She has over three years of experience working with all tiers of government and 15th Finance Commission on policy reform for own revenue augmentation in local governments especially focusing on property tax reforms. An MBA graduate from IIM […]

Navyashree K C
Associate - Software Development

Navya  completed her engineering from Government Engineering College, Hassan in 2012. She looks forward to achieving great things in life and is not shy to put in efforts to do so. She enjoys listening to music when not working.

Neha Rani
Associate - Municipal Finance

Neha Rani is a 2018 Law Graduate from the University of Petroleum & Energy Studies, Dehradun. She works as an Associate with the Municipal Finance Team at Janaagraha. She majorly works on user charges reforms, MSSE and state engagements. Prior to joining Janaagraha, Neha worked with Nipman Foundation, a Delhi-based organization, on disability rights advocacy and […]

Nesar Kanachur
Associate - Digital Marketing

Nesar works as Associate – Digital Marketing at Janaagraha. He is a BBM graduate from SDM College, Ujire, Karnataka. He has 3+ years of experience in online ad operations, Digital Marketing, and Website Designing His Hobbies include Travelling, Riding, Watching Movies and Listening to Music.

Nimisha Bency
Manager - Human Resources
Nupur Das
Associate - Civic Participation

Nupur Das works as Associate – Civic Participation based at Bhubaneswar, Odisha Before Janaagraha, she worked as an analyst and a data interpreter on a project concerning Non-Timber Forest Product Management and Women Empowerment: within the Particularly vulnerable tribal Communities in Odisha. Nupur has completed her Master’s in Development studies from NIT Rourkela, Odisha. During […]

Pattabi Raman
Lead - Technology (Android)

Pattabi Raman has a B.Sc. in Computer Science. Prior to joining Janaagraha, he worked in the android application field dealing with web server interaction as well as offline apps that interact with Android OS native applications pre-installed in Mobile and Tablet devices. He loves reading books and watching movies in his spare time.

Prabhat Kumar
Senior Manager - Municipal Finance

Prabhat works as senior manager in the Municipal Finance team of Janaagraha. Prabhat leads the work on city finance portal, a portal on financial information of City governments, and is working on digital solutions for inter-governmental grant transfers. He is also working with the government at all three levels on audit & accounting reform in […]

Pragya Singh
Associate - Advocacy

Pragya is a public policy professional who prefers working at the intersection of economics, law and regulation; with a passion to create policy discourse around gender, inclusivity and sustainability and has worked on thematic areas with special focus on digital economy. She is currently involved in a project with Odisha government on performance management of […]

Prarthana Ramesh

Prarthana Ramesh holds a Bachelor’s degree from Mount Carmel College and has worked at various capacities in Janaagraha for the past nine years. She has previously worked with Dream a Dream on their experiential camps with children and drafting content for their curriculum, and also with UNI for underprivileged children and with the ‘Centre for […]

Priya Bhattacharya
Associate - Municipal Finance

Priya is an Associate in the Municipal Finance team. She is an MBA graduate from Xavier University Bhubaneswar (erstwhile XIMB) specializing in Urban Management and Governance, and also has a Masters in Commerce from Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU). She is a B.Com graduate from Pune University and has qualified CA- Intermediate (IPCC). During […]

Priyanka Tibrewal
Associate - Advocacy

Priyanka undertakes urban policy research and allied outreach as part of Janaagraha’s City Leaders Programme (CLP). She joined Janaagraha to learn from like-minded individuals who champion the cause of decentralised urban governance and contribute towards ensuring accessibility of facilities at the lowest rung of governance. She has previously worked as a research intern with Safe […]


Associate Manager
Volunteering & Outreach

Rajalakshmi works as an Associate Manager for the Civic Learning program. She holds a Master’s degree in Finance and HR. Her love for numbers and accounts gave her opportunities to be associated with Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs & HCL Technologies as part of her decade long tenure in the finance industry before she decided to […]

Raman S
Associate - Accounts

Raman is a commerce graduate with 6+ years of experience as an accountant. He was associated with organisations like Bhive Workspace and Gospaze before joining Janaagraha. He likes to spend his free time with friends and family.

Ranjitha U R
Senior Associate - Data & Alumni

Ranjitha U R works as a Senior Associate for the Civic Learning program. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Arts and has completed a Certificate course in Soft Skills and Development. After a brief stint with corporate giant Wipro, she decided to make her passion a profession and joined Janaagraha.

Rohit Sharma
Associate – Municipal Finance

Rohit Sharma is Associate – Municipal Finance based out of Delhi. After completing engineering from SRM University, Rohit’s inclination towards working on societal issues led him to take up a role with the Quality Council of India, where he worked on flagship schemes like Swachh Bharat Mission and Atal Bhujal Yojana. Rohit believes in working […]

Rupak Kumar Nayak
Manager - Civic Participation

Rupak is a Social development professional with 14+ years of experience in development sector. His experience spans across a wide range of sectors such as WASH, Land Rights of slum dwellers, collective marketing of NTFP in tribal areas, livelihood promotion of the poor, cold chain & logistics management for immunization, addressing malnutrition of pregnant women […]

Sachin Deshpande
Associate Manager
Human Resources

Sachin Deshpande is Associate Manager – Human Resources at Janaagraha. Sachin obtained a degree in electronics engineering, and then promptly switched to Human Resource Management. After graduating in 2014 with a Master’s degree from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai – Sachin worked with Asian Paints for 4+ years. When not working, he enjoys reading […]

Samprati Simran
Associate - Civic Participation

Samprati is Associate – Civic Participation at Bhubaneshwar, Odisha. Her interest areas are rural and urban poverty alleviation, water and sanitation, citizen participation and capacity building. She is a Post Graduate in Development Studies from National Institute of Technology, Rourkela and a graduate in Psychology. During her post-graduation, she interned at IIT Kharagpur, and also […]

Sampriti Mukherjee
Associate – Project Management and

Sampriti Mukherjee has joined as an Associate – Project Management and Partnerships with the Project Support Unit – Swachhata and Civic Data, Insights Team at Janaagraha. She has 3 years of prior professional experience in government advisory and research with several state and national government departments, such as Andhra Pradesh Planning Board, Ministry of Housing […]

Sandhya D’souza
Associate Manager - Content &

Sandhya Christabel D’Souza works as the Lead, Communications for Janaagraha. Sandhya pursued her Master of Communication and Media Studies (MCMS) at St Aloysius College Mangalore. She worked as a Reporter and Sub Editor for Deccan Herald for three and a half years. She is also the recipient of the ‘Sarojini Naidu Prize – 2012,’ a […]

Santosh Nargund
Program Lead - Civic Participation

Santosh Nargund leads the Civic Participation initiatives of Janaagraha in Karnataka state. Santosh has spent over two decades in the civic space, leading various advocacy as well as citizens’ campaigns, focusing on the areas of good governance through transparency, accountability and citizen participation, and through instruments such as the Right to Information Act, the Karnataka […]

Selvam K
Senior Associate - Field Engagement

Selvam is an experienced field executive and has executed and supervised a diverse range of research methodologies, including household surveys, focus group interviews, qualitative and quantitative interviews, key informant interviews, oral histories, and process tracking. He started his career with the Jana Urban Foundation in 2014 as Team Leader in the research team. This team […]

Sharadha Ravi
Senior Associate - Government, School &
Community Relations

Sharadha Ravi works as a Senior Associate for the Civic Learning program. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Science. As an educator, she is a seasoned professional with strong experience in back office management, operations, tutoring and mentoring in Accounting, Mathematics and Science disciplines. She has international exposure where she led an IT service firm […]

Shibin Bhaskaran
Senior Associate - System Administration
Shilpi Sinha Ray
Senior Associate - Civic Participation

Shilpi is Senior Associate – Civic Participation at Janaagraha. Her primary interests lie in maintaining sustainable urban areas, local & national politics and social media & communications. She supports the communications and outreach activities of the team including that of the political stakeholders. She plays a significant role in the City Leaders Programme (CLP). She […]

Shivani Pathak
Manager – Civic Learning (iCivics)

Shivani is a student of Political Science. Apart from her experience in teaching, she has worked on designing curricula for learners of various ages, has taken classes on public speaking and the Constitution of India. She likes to travel, play badminton, take on jigsaw puzzles (working her way through 1000 piece behemoths), Sudoku, and Origami.

Shivkumar Shadananan

Head, Civic Learning Head - Civic Learning

Shivkumar Menon’s journey with Janaagraha started in the year 2014. Since then he has contributed immensely to the organisation by taking up significant top roles. Currently, he heads the Civic Learning department of Janaagraha. He is also part of the Executive Committee headed by the Chief Executive Officer. Shivakumar is a commerce graduate from Mumbai […]

Shivshankar Aiholi
Senior Associate – Civic Participation

Shivshankar Aiholi is Senior Associate – Civic Participation for the cities of Hubballi-Dharwad, Karnataka. He joins Janaagraha with more than two decades of experience in across Corporate Organisations, Educational Institutions, Competitive Coaching Centres, as well as Print and Mass Media.

Shobana Venkatasubbu
Manager – Municipal Finance

Shobana has eight years of experience in IT and finance and is passionate about using her skills in the social sector. At Janaagraha, her primary focus is on supporting the city finance portal and its enhancements. Shobana has degrees in MBA and Masters in Accounting from University of Arizona and is an NIT, Tiruchirappalli graduate. […]

Shoumik Guha
Project Director - Public Health

Shoumik leads our work in Health with the objective of positive outcomes in Urban Public Healthcare including stakeholder engagement within the ecosystem. He brings a diverse experience spread across a period of over two decades adept at leading Strategy & Business Operations, Business Development, Business Strategy/Planning and forging strategic alliances in the healthcare sector. He […]

Shraddha Upadhyay
Project Associate – Urban Healthcare
System Reforms

Shraddha works as Project Associate – Urban Healthcare System Reforms based out of Delhi. Shraddha has worked with SEWA Social Security on Early Childhood Care and with KMIC, a partnership between IIMA and UNICEF, on issues of urban governance and the social protection of children. She has pursued B.A.,LL.B (Hons) from Rajiv Gandhi National University of […]

Shreshtha Saraswat
Manager - Municipal Finance

Shreshtha is a Manager in the Municipal Finance Team at Janaagraha and brings with her 6+ years of experience in public policy, government advisory, economic research and analysis. Prior to Janaagraha, she has worked as a Policy Consultant in the Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance on infrastructure financing and policy matters ranging from […]

Somenath Kar
Associate - Civic Participation

Somenath Kar is part of the Civic Participation team in Bhubaneswar where he is involved in projects including Jaga Mission 2.0, Ward Infrastructure Index (WII), Ward Office 2.0 among others. Before joining Janaagraha, he was associated with TATA Trusts. He is an expert on community participation, Vision & resource mapping. His fascination towards Urban Governance […]

Sudhakar Dasari
Senior iOS Developer

Sudhakar works as an iOS Developer in the Civic Participation Technology Team. He is a B. Pharm graduate from Kakatiya University and started his career as an iOS developer with Transys info solutions. During free time, he likes reading books and magazines, watching movies, and listening to music.

Sumathi Raj N
Associate - School Relations

Sumathi Raj works as an Associate for the Civic Learning program. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce. Having 20+ years of experience in different sectors sets her apart as the most robust person in the team.

Suvashika Krishnamurthy
Senior Associate - Civic Data & Insights

Suvashika is a Civil Engineer and an Urban Planner by qualification. A NIT graduate, she is an Urban Planner by profession and has over 6+ years of professional experience in the industry. In Janaagraha, She works as a Senior Associate with the Civic Data and Insights team. She is passionate about working in Governance sector […]

Swati M
Project Manager
Sustainable Environment

Swati likes to describe herself as a “Learner – on a learning journey in this lifetime”. She has keen interest in Social sector, specifically environmental issues since her college days. She has worked with Centre for Science and Environment, and thereafter, went on to establish her own start-up named Harit Griha to build sustainable infrastructures through […]

Swati Sukriti
Associate – Urban Healthcare
System Reforms

Swati Sukriti is a Project Associate – Urban Healthcare System Reforms based out of Patna, Bihar. Swati is a development practitioner previously engaged with designing and implementing interventions in the field of Health and Nutrition as well as Education. She was involved in co-creating and managing multiple projects during her stay with J M Financial […]

Tanima Dubey
Associate Manager - Outreach

Tanima is a Manager in the Civic Participation team. Having graduated as an engineer from Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra in Biotechnology, she went on to do research in the field of Cancer and Computing Science as a Dorothy Hodgkin Fellow, at the University of Glasgow. She has a background in data analytics that ranges […]

V R Vachana
Manager - Advocacy & Reforms

Vachana has been active in the space of urban policy research and advocacy for over six years, and has been working closely with tiers of governments advocating for systemic urban reforms in India. She joined Janaagraha in 2015 as Associate – Advocacy, and currently leads the advocacy vertical of Janaagraha, particularly focused on policy research […]

Velumurugan V
Associate - Administration
Vijil C
Lead Front End Developer

Vijil has 2 years of experience in User Interface developing. He completed an M.Sc. in Computer Science from The University of Kerala (Kannur).

Vimarsha Vishruth
Senior Test Engineer

Vimarsha is an Industrial Production engineer. She started out as an intern with Janaagraha to understand the development sector, and then joined us full-time after appreciating Janaagraha’s work. She is an athlete who has represented Hassan District, where she is from, at state-level Table Tennis & Throw Ball tournaments. She is also an ardent nature explorer […]

Vinayasree Vinod
Associate – Environmental Sustainability

Vinayasree has a Master’s Degree in Development from Azim Premji University, Bengaluru and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Sociology and Economics (Triple Major) from CHRIST (Deemed to be University), Bengaluru. Before joining Janaagraha, she briefly worked with the Centre for Habitat Studies at TISS as a research officer. Her interests are in Environmental Policy, Urban Sustainability, […]