Core Team - Project Lead

Md. Shakil Anwar

Md. Shakil Anwar, Senior Development Executive, received his postgraduate diploma in rural development and management from the Xavier Institute of Social Service in 1991. He came to IDF in 1995, and since 2003 has worked in the Muzaffarpur district, specializing in community health and disaster preparedness.

Niraj Srivastava

Niraj Srivastava, Senior Program Manager, Social development professional with more than two & a half decades of experience in a wide spectrum of rural development. A Post Graduate in Labor & Social Welfare from Patna University, he is having exposure to different thematic domains of Reproductive, maternal and Child Health, Livelihood, Water & Sanitation, Infectious disease management like TB & VL, Child Protection and Development and Women Empowerment. He enjoys the privilege of working in Social Franchising and Public Private Mix model and rolling out multi-district flagship programmes in Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal. Adept in documentation, team building, mentoring and capacity building. He has long been associated with the organization as Core management team member. He joined IDF in the year 2019.

Bindhyachal Chandra

Bindhayachal Chandra, Program Manager, joined IDF in the year 2018.  He has Master’s degree in Social Work with 10 years of working experience in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene. Expertise in WASH, Water Testing, Water Quality Management and Livelihood Enhancement.

Pratiush Kumar Bhagat

Pratiush Kumar Bhagat, Program Manager, has done his master’s in Social Work and PG certificate course in Rural Management. He has 12 years of experience in Project Management, NRM & Livelihood and Enterprise Promotion. Expertise in Livelihood Enhancement, Adolescent Issues, Natural Resource, Watershed Management, Enterprise Promotion and community mobilization. Pratiush joined IDF in 2022.

Abhijeet Kumar

Abhijeet Kumar, Program Manager, M.A. Development (Public Health) from Azim Premji University, has joined IDF in 2022. He has more than 4 years of experience in the area of WASH, Community Health, and Livelihood etc.

Priyanka Kumari

Priyanka Kumari, Program Manager, A in Development Studies (Gold Medalist) and M.Phil. (Inclusive Development and Social Justice). Expertise in Child Protection, Human Rights, Women and Adolescent Empowerment, and Livelihood Enhancement. Priyanka joined IDF in 2022.

Amit Pandey

Amit Pandey, has joined IDF in the year 2023 as a Program Manager. He has master’s degree in Social Work and English Literature with 10 years of experience in Skill Development & Rural Livelihood. He has expertise in Sustainable Livelihood, Skill Development & Tribal area development, Livestock & Agriculture, Forest and Water conservation.

Arun Kumar

Arun Kumar, Program Manager, has completed his Master’s degree in Rural Development with 20 years of experience. Expertise in Project design (strategy), Administration, Management and support, Report writing, Design & management of training/ Capacity building, Documentation; Advocacy; IEC/Behavior change communication; Peer education; Community Mobilization. He joined IDF in the year 2005.

Shubhra Roy

Shubhra Roy, Program Manager, Master’s degree in Social Work with 10 Years of experience in Child development, Health, Child Protection, Rural Health & Hygiene, Livelihood. Expertise in Program Management and planning, Supervision, Advocacy, Networking, Documentation & Report writing, Monitoring. She joined IDF in the year 2023.

Kajal Srivastava

Kajal Srivastava, Program Manager, has more than 6 years of experience in education, adolescent, Gender and in mental wellbeing domain. Expertise in Project management, stakeholder management, training and communication. She joined IDF in the year 2023.

Rajesh Yadav

Rajesh Yadav, Program Manager, has a master’s degree in Social Work with 8 Years of experience in Holistic Development Project. Expertise in Livelihood, WASH, Health, Education, MIS, Capacity Building & Training and Issues related with Women and Child Health. Rajesh joined IDF in 2022.

Arvind Kumar

Arvind Kumar, Program Manager, has 19 years of experience in Nutrition and WASH. Expertise in Data management, Documentation, Advocacy with Govt. Departments and Development Partners. Joined IDF in the year 2023.