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Our Team

CDHI’s activities are organized by a team of individuals with different orientation and capacities. The team performs governance and program functions with manageable interface.

Mr. Satish Girija, Chairman of CDHI is an Engineer by training with an acknowledged credential of committed social work since his school days. He has been one of the team members who established Nav Bharat Jagriti Kendra(NBJK) in Jharkhand. More than his professional skills his empathy and sensitivities to the poor and marginalized has seen millions of lives coming out of adverse circumstances with assured livelihood and care.
Dr. Rajeshwar Mishra is a social psychologist by training and educational background who has taught and researched through the University and Research institutions for well over three decades. He left academics to join grassroots activities and have been working with the grassroots organizations since his early days as student and teacher. He is based in North Bengal since 1995 and worked as a Team leader of Dutch govt. supported bi-lateral project NBTDP and founder Chairman of CDHI.
Mr. Benukanta Dey is one of the three initial founders of CDHI. He was the Vice –chairman for 5 years. An expert in participative approaches and methods Benu now takes care of the overall functioning of CDHI. Beginning with North Bengal Terai development Project (NBTDP) way back in 1995 Mr Dey has been exposed to participative program across the nation. Trained in the participative approaches from IRMA and IMA Benu spearheaded farmers managed irrigation systems in North Bengal. Currently, he is the joint Secretary of CDHI and handles management and program with equal efficacy.
Mr. Subrata Majumdar is also one of the initial incubators of the idea of CDHI and was its founder secretary. A development practitioner with a practical experience of over two decades Subrata is the popular and familiar face of CDHI. To spend more time with the programs and spread he has passed on the mantle to Joy and currently focused on programs. He is a fine combination of technological expertise and skills to deal with social issues. He hails from North Bengal and understands the local environment incisively and that is how it has been for him to mobilize community belonging to the marginalized sections. Subrata was trained in the Netherlands for a customized program on socio-technical interface of development.
Mr. Dhananjay Ray (Joy), being the youngest and ready to take the plunge in offering sharper cutting edge Joy took over as the Secretary of CDHI which he continues to hold. He is an Engineer with MBA and has two decades of experience in technological innovation and organization of the farmers and the local mechanics. A widely exposed professional has been comfortably interfacing with the professionals from Asia, Europe and Latin America. The programme including Sustainable livelihood, Biodiversity, LWR-land water resources and Community based North Bengal Model Village program has been his current engagements.
Mrs. Mitali Ghosh is the Vice - Chairperson of CDHI as well as the founder president of the Uttar Benaga Teria Mahila Samiitee (UBTMS) which is sister organization of CDHI. Mitali is post graduate in humanity from North Bengal University and has been member of the team implementing NBTDP. She is well known face of North Bengal and the state focusing on gender issues. She is the vice-president of West Bengal SHG Forum and is the trainer of state training pool under West Bengal Rural Livelihoods Mission.
Mr. Sunil Kr. JhaHe has financial background and working with CDHI for last 8 years.Currently he is working as treasurer of CDHI as well as taking care of Eye Health Project.                                                                                                                                                                   
Mr. Baren Kr. BoseHe is our financial officer ,working since 2003.He has long experience of finance as well as playing vital role in the sector of administration.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      


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