Mini Kurup, Executive Committee, has one postgraduate diploma in rural development from the Xavier Institute of Social Service and another in human resource development from the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU). She is presently a district facilitator for UNICEF’s GOI-UN Joint Program on Convergence. Mini successfully completed a Visionary Leadership Program fellowship in population and development supported by the Packard Foundation and organized by the International Council on Management of Population Programmes (ICOMP) in Malaysia. She also completed a capacity-building training program for development facilitators organized by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences. Sponsored by UNICEF, India, Mini visited the largest women’s cooperative of northern Japan to present and disseminate strategies of convergent community action, and its implementation and impact in India.
Ankita Kashyap, Executive Committee, has a master’s degree in Social Work (Gold Medallist) with a diverse experience of more than 14 years in Corporate & Development Sector. With experience of being a young corporate professional for seven years in a very thrilling and challenging marketing & Communications profile of a multinational, she followed her heart and changed career path to Social Work, with a vision to make a difference in the lives of the underprivileged and the vulnerable sections of society. She has gained expertise in Capacity Building- Training & Hand Hold Support, Local Governance & Gender issues while working with IDF and projects of Department of Panchayati Raj and Department of Social Welfare, Government of Bihar.