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NATIONAL COORDINATORS

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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A post-graduate in Physics from Allahabad university and in Consultancy Management from BITS, Pilani, Mr. Ashok has spent three decades in the education sector. He is an author, researcher and GCED advocate. He received The National Teachers' Award by the President of India in 2012. Ashok sits on the Governing Body of the National Council of Teacher Education (NCTE), among his many other assignments.

ASHOK PANDEY​

National Coordinator, Climate Education
Director, Ahlcon Group of Schools, Delhi​

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DR. BHARTI CHHIBBER

National Coordinator, Sustainability Education

Dr Bharti Chhibber is teaching in University of Delhi, India for more than seventeen years. She is a well-known academic, author, socio-political analyst, and an environmentalist working, extensively writing and speaking in India and abroad for many years in the field of international relations, foreign diplomacy, Sustainable Development Goals, gender, health issues, climate change, climate justice, refugees, environmental education, renewable energy, international environmental laws, waste management and biodiversity conservation. Dr Chhibber is a Climate Reality Leader and Honorary National Coordinator-Education for Environment Conservation and Sustainable Development at the Climate Reality Project India (TCPI). 

A meritorious scholar, Dr. Chhibber has pursued her B.A. Hons. and M.A. from Lady Shri Ram College, University of Delhi and M.Phil. and Ph. D. from Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, India. Prof Chhibber has more than 150 published books, research papers and articles in national and international journals and mass media to her credit. She has been honoured with international and national awards, has received fellowships, worked on projects, mentored scholars, and is regularly invited as a subject expert in electronic and print media interviews and discussions. 

She has also worked extensively with other organizations to create awareness and empower people on environmental, educational and gender issues. Further, Dr. Chhibber wrote and directed plays on ‘Environmental Conservation’ and 'Women Rights' which were staged by college students and received wide appreciation. In addition to conferences, Dr. Chhibber has organised several field events for educators, students and experts like sapling plantation drive, and have also contributed to waste paper recycling, herbal garden, and waste to compost projects.

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Climate Reality Project India's National Coordinator for Oceans, and Founder of Young Environmentalists Programme Trust, Ms. Elsie Gabriel from Mumbai has been mentoring, guiding and collaborating with the small islands facing the wrath of climate change and ocean pollution. Elsie mentored, guided, educated, structured over ten Islands in Lakshadweep India with her own resources to help Tribals during the Covid isolation 2020.

ELSIE GABRIEL

National Coordinator, Ocean Conse Rvation
​Founder, Young Environment alist Program

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Ms. Fawzia is the Programme Coordinator in the Coca-Cola Department of Regional Water Studies at the TERI School of Advanced Studies. She is an interdisciplinary water professional with 20+ years of experience in project management, teaching and training. She is an Electrical Engineer with Diploma in Management and her PhD is in Participatory Water Management. She was also awarded the Fulbright Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship by the US State Department. She has also done short assignment on professional affiliation in Water and Ocean Governance Department at UNDP in New York City.

FAWZIA TARANNUM​

National Coordinator, Water
Professor, TERI University

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Dr. Nandini Deshmukh has served as an academician for more than 30 years and guided many young minds under her aegis. Throughout she has motivated and sensitized the students about environmental conservation. After being trained in Istanbul, in 2013, she has been consistently working in the western parts of Maharashtra and covered many colleges and educational institutes in her agenda of combating climate crises.

NANDINI DESHMUKH

​National Coordinator, Climate Education
A Zoologist, Academician, Researcher

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Mr. Neeraj Chawla is an industry leader, who has about 28 years of industry experience in India and overseas. The idea of establishing a solar venture dedicated to the cause of promotion of integrating Clean Energy with sustainable development was triggered by his motivational ambition of self-driven entrepreneurship and Winnerspitch took shape in 2012. His organization has been focused on the singular problem solving in energy domain – rooftop, industrial, institutional, schools and residential.

NEERAJ CHAWLA

National Coordinator, Renewable Energy Industry Leader

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​Nikhil Kamath is the Author of the novel ‘It Was You…Always’. He has been documenting his food and travel escapades on his blog The Salt and Pepper Food Guide for more than a decade. Being passionate about branding and communications, Nikhil works with small businesses and local brands as a Brand & Content Strategist, enabling homegrown brands to expand their digital presence. He trained as a Climate Reality Leader during the August 2020 Virtual Global Training and was also a part of the 2021 Climate Ambassadors Cohort at the Global Youth Climate Network (GYCN). NIkhil started his journey as an Educator in 2018 and has since then mentored 4000+ school and college students on topics such as Entrepreneurship, Climate Action & Sustainability.  Content Writing and Storytelling.

NIKHIL KAMATH

National Coordinator, Communication

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Ms. Nita Ganguly is the winner of several National and State awards as an educator. She authored two colourful illustrated children’s story books: POLY TRAP and Hello Earth…here we come. A Fulbright scholar- 2009, TEDx speaker- 2017 and a National coordinator for Waste to Wealth for TCRP-India. In 2008, she was certified as Climate Reality leader and ever since, she has not looked back and has reached out to both defence personals and civil societies including the rag pickers.

NITA GANGULY

National Coordinator, Waste Management
An Educator, Motivator, Attitude Changer, Author

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Mr. Nitin Raikar is a passionate climate change presenter/ mentor and specialises in the Mitigation Track of Climate Change issues. He has a rich experience in the domain of Renewable Energy and worked in the Indian Wind Energy industry for close to two decades. He is also a Renewable Energy market researcher and was a part of the Market Intelligence Team of a leading Wind Energy major.

NITIN RAIKAR

National Coordinator, Renewable Energy 

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Mr. Prafulla Kumar Dhal is a well-known strategist and specialist on pubic polices in India spanning over 25 years. He is the General Manager & State Head, CSR of JK Group of companies in Odisha. He served as Sr. Consultant with E&Y for government advisory section. He led World Bank mission in Andhra Pradesh & Telangana for AP Municipal Development Project (APDMP) to suggest reforms in municipal governance. He authored a number of research documents for agencies like UNDP, USAID (FIRE (D), UNFPA, Development Alternatives, IUCN, VV NLI, NIEPUA, ICCW and others. Mr Dhal is especially keen in developing strategies for youth employments in non-conventional areas.

PRAFULLA KUMAR DHAL

National Coordinator, Climate Disaster and Livelihood
​G M & State Head, CSR JK Paper Mills Ltd, Odisha

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Mr. Raj has been in the forefront of technology start-ups since 1999 and has over two decades of experience in building successful businesses. He has founded by Sustainable Green Initiative Organisation. At SGI, the social-enterprise start-up, the roles he plays are similar to what he did when he was 27, except that this path is much more socially and emotionally full-filling and satisfying.

RAJ MOHAN​

National Coordinator, Reforestation

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​Mr. Rakesh Kamal has developed education and advocacy programmes for Climate Reality, founded by Nobel laureate Al Gore. He has over 8 years’ experience in various organisation working in the Climate Change mitigation and adaptation in India and USA. He writes regularly on clean energy and climate change negotiations in leading mainstream media such as The Mint, Down to Earth, etc. He has co-founded an online multi lingual podcast Suno India dedicated to issues that matter.

RAKESH KAMAL

National Coordinator, Media and Communications
Co founder, Production Lead, Suno India

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Mr. Rituraj Phukan is the Chief Operating Officer of Walk For Water, and Secretary General of Green Guard Nature Organization. He facilitates awareness and action on the 3 W’s – Warming, Water and Wildlife- working with all stakeholders including grassroots indigenous communities, students, civil society, business, and media. He is a Member of the IUCN and holds leadership positions in several international and national environmental groups. Rituraj has personal experience of climate change impacts at the frontiers, including the Himalayan and polar regions and has been invited to share his learnings with audiences around the world.

RITURAJ PHUKAN

National Coordinator, Biodiversity
Environmental writer, adventurer, Naturalist

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SATHYA NATARAJAN

National Coordinator, Urban Spaces

A Passionate national Volunteer and an Environment foot soldier with more than two decades of Leadership experience & customer service attitude. Having led a corporate life of 15 yrs. in night shift, helped him do social service in the day. Worked & partnered over sixty NGOs & social groups for various causes, he brings in variety of people management, organization, strategic skills towards meeting & satisfying social objectives through the eyes of company's vision, community & employee volunteering.

A core committee member of Swachh Pune Swachh Bharat that promotes clean, hygiene & safe environment, Area Sabha Association of Pune that aims to preserve & protect green cover for Pune. He has spearheaded individual campaigns in promoting advocacy around Maharashtra Trees Preservation & Protection Act of 1975 with more than 100 talk shows, plantation drives. Championing Single page tree Act for common citizen, had also prepared the First Urban Tree manifesto during elections. At an individual level, he promotes the dignity of labour through red dot campaigns for safe disposal of menstrual waste which reach households of Pune as well Andhra Pradesh Model villages through UNICEF sponsored Programs. Apart from Environment programs, he is also a “Human Library” book, an Copenhagen initiative to open conversation & break prejudice.  His latest initiative is to reach more schools on Tree Act & Safe, and Hygienic Environment.

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On retirement, Col (Retd) Shashikant Dalvi successfully designed and implemented ROOF TOP RAIN WATER HARVESTING (RWH) project in his own residential society. This project was one of its kind in Pune and gained appreciation from one and all. Since 2003, More than 250 RWH projects have been successfully implemented by him which includes Hospitals, Multi-Storied Complexes, Schools, Colleges, Industry etc.

RETD. COL. SHASHIKANT DALVI

National Coordinator, Water

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Mr. Shivam Singh was trained as a climate leader in 2015 New Delhi. He has embarked a journey of eliminating climate change factors by engaging youth in effective activities. He is set out on the journey of transforming each student into a change maker, and creating ownership. He has been constantly engaging youth in practical learning and execution of work. He is creating an engine of change-making agents that can be strong enough to fight against climate change.

SHIVAM SINGH

National Coordinator, Youth Engagement
Youth engager , Founder, ExploreIT

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SUMIT RAMESH ARORA

National Coordinator, Waste and Circular Economy

​Sumit R Arora is a Social Development Specialist with more than 15 years of experience working with the Government and Non-Government sectors. His areas of interest include Youth & Gender studies, Environment & Climate Change issues, Waste Management, Behaviour Change Management with core competency in the domain of Capacity Building, Institutional Strengthening, Monitoring and Evaluation, and Report Writing. Besides, he is a Doctorate in Sociology and has published a few research papers and articles in Journals of National and International Repute.

He is a Certified Climate Reality Leader (CRL) under The Climate Reality Project, trained by Nobel Laureate and former US Vice President Mr. Al Gore at “The Climate Reality Leadership Corps”, training program held at New Delhi (India) in February 2015.

He is also President of Chandigarh based Civil Society Organization named ‘Association of Professional Social Worker and Development Practitioners (APSWDP)’, an association with Special Consultative Status with UN-ECOSOC, UN-DGC, and UNESCO-MIL Alliance.

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Mr. Sunil’s area of interest and expertise is in Decentralized water management, Rainwater harvesting, alternate energy particularly Solar power. Through his Company Hinren Engineering, he is trying to promote and popularize alternate energy and rainwater harvesting in a cost-effective manner. His vision is to make clean water and clean energy accessible (and affordable) to all sections of the society.

SUNIL MYSORE

National Coordinator, Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneur, Blogger, Traveller, Photographer

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Swayamprabha holds a Ph.D in International Relations from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, and is a Climate Reality Fellow (2015) and a Hubert Humphrey fellow (2007). Her area of work has been environment and development, with an emphasis on Gender and climate change. With an experience of over 24 years, she is proficient in programme management, policy advocacy and knowledge management. She has a wide experience working with the Government, International organisations, NGOs and private sector.  She is passionate about travelling and talking about oceans and marine conservation.

SWAYAMPRABHA DAS

National Coordinator, Marine Ecosystems

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Mr. Vivek Trivedi is Masters in Social Work, PG Diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication and presently Research Fellow (Pursuing Ph. D.) at Centre for Social Work, P anjab University, Chandigarh. He has been awarded with Hindustan Times Brightest Young Climate Leadership Award 2010 by the British Council, New Delhi and conferred twice State Award in 2014 and 2020 by Chandigarh Administration on 65th Republic Day and 74 th Independence Day 2020 for meritorious services in Social Affairs.

VIVEK TRIVEDI

National Coordinator, Climate Disaster and Livelihood