Shobha Raghuram is a Founding Member of SAAPE. She serves on the Ethics Committees of the Indian Institute of Technology IIT, Chennai, Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. She serves on the Advisory Board of the Centre for Child and the Law, National Law University of India, Bangalore.
Babu Mathew was a Former Registrar and faculty at NLSIU. He is presently a Visiting Professor teaching the Master of Public Policy Programme. He was also part of the Trade Union movement and various other social movements taking up issues of bonded labour
Arjun Kumar Karki is the Executive Director of Rural Reconstruction Nepal (RRN) and also Former Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Government of Nepal to the United States of America, Columbia, Coasta Rica, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Mexico, a
Sarba Raj Khadka, has been engaging in the development sector as a development planner, development practitioner, researcher, human rights defender, academician and social development activist for a long. He has been active at local, national and internat
Rokeya Kabir, from Bangladesh, is the Executive Director and founder of Bangladesh Nari Progati Sangha (BNPS). She is a front-line woman and human rights activist in Bangladesh with more than thirty years of professional experience in the field of women’s
Farooq Tariq was until 2019 successively the general secretary and then national spokesperson of the Awami Workers’ Party formed in 2012 by the coming together of three existing parties. He was previously the national spokesperson of Labour Party Pakistan
Dr Nimalka Fernando, Attorney-at-Law. Co-chairperson of IMADR International -INGO with special consultative Status with UNECOSOC (Japan) and Director of the Women's Political Academy Sri Lanka. Member of the Women's Regional Network on Security and Peace South Asia. Member of PLatform for Freedom Sri Lanka and Mothers and Daughters of Lanka. Women human rights defender and democratic activist.
Raz Dalili served the Afghan society as a teacher, human rights activist, peacebuilder and educator. In 1990, he founded the NGO called Sanayee Development Organization (SDO) to support peacebuilding efforts for Afghan refugees in Peshawar. In 1992, he ex
Najiba Ayubi is a journalist, women rights activist and author of several publications. She currently serves as Director-General of Development and Humanitarian Services for Afghanistan (DHSA). Ayubi has been active in the fields of journalism and humanit
He is a senior fellow at Duke Center for International Development. He has been working in Executive Programs of DCID on Project Appraisal and Risk Management and Fiscal Decentralization and Local Government since 2001. He works for the establishment of human rights and inclusive democracy in the Kingdom of Bhutan. He was General Secretary of Druk National Congress (DNC).
She is the Deputy Director, Bangladesh Nari Progati Sangh and core committee member of SAAPE. She has 26 years’ experiences on advocacy campaign for enabling environment for women in family to state, gender responsive budget, gender responsive local government, campaign for policy and laws in favor of women, gender responsive education policy, SRHR, climate change issues etc.
He is the Executive Director of INCIDIN Bangladesh and also founder member of the organisation. He is a social activist and development practitioner and has special attention towards children, women, indigenous people and other vulnerable social groups and assist and empower them through policy level advocacy, awareness programs, training, and other support services. His expertise in the field of participatory social researches, evaluations and strategic planning (PSP) workshops and more than 30 research helped to develop sustainable community development programs in Bangladesh.
He was a prominent progressive student leader during the decade long movement against the military regime. He has strong affiliation with social and political movement in Bangladesh. His knowledge on gender context of the country has been enriched strategic visioning in the fields of violence against women and children. He has led and actively involved as Core Group Member, Advisory Board of the Ministry of Women and Children Affairs, for drafting of National Plan of Action on the sexual exploitation, sexual abuse of children including trafficking and through this process the country has achieved policy and implementation strategy for stopping violation and violence against children.
He is a member of the editorial board of two reputed monthly magazines on rights of agricultural farmers and food sovereignty and Trade liberalization. He is also a member of executive Board of Right to Food Bangladesh, General Secretary of Child Right Governance Assembly, Focal Point of All Together for Child Protection.
He is a political activist and trade unionist based in Kolkata, India. He is associated with many social movements at national, regional, and global levels. He is involved in the debt cancellation campaign and is the International Council member of the Committee for the Abolition of Third World Debt (CADTM); Core Committee member of South Asia Alliance for Poverty Eradication (SAAPE), Vice-President of Progressive Plantation Workers Union (PPWU). He was earlier on the editorial board of Journal of Labour and Society, published by Wiley-Blackwell. He has published numerous articles on various print media. His areas of interest are mainly labour, debt, poverty eradication, social protection, and other development issues.
She is a women's rights activist and one of the founding members of Bharatiya Muslim MahilaAndolan. She has worked to advocate rights of Muslim women. She has also worked and written extensively on issues of peace and justice, secularism, human rights, and minority rights. She also set-up the Peace and Human Security theme in Action Aid. She used to be a university professor in Gujarat before she quit her job and started working for minority rights. She is also a founder of Centre for Peace Studies, which engages in knowledge activism for peace and tolerance. In 2014, National Commission for Women awarded her the Outstanding Women Achiever's Award. She has also featured in BBC's 100 Fearless Women in November 2015.
She is the Lecturer at Maldives National University and senior member ofHuvadhoo Aid, Maldives and core committee member of SAAPE. She has 10 years of academic contributions to The Maldives National University, Coordinating and teaching for the Bachelor of Environmental Management. She has research experiences relating to natural resources management such as mangroves and Climate Change. At present, she is the project manager for GCRF South Asian Nitrogen Hub collaborating with UK Center for E ology and Hydrology.
Khalid Mahmood is a labour activist, organiser, trainer and working as Director of Labour Education Foundation (LEF) in Pakistan. He is the Core Committee member as well as focal person of SAAPE minimum wage campaign member.
She is the core committee member of SAAPE. She is an active member of Human Rights commission of Pakistan, Pakistan India Peoples Forum for peace and democracy (PIPFD) and Women Action forum. Currently, she is country coordinator of Asia Floor Wage Alliance.
She is a women’s human rights defender and feminist, working to promote and protect women’s rights for over twenty years. She is recognised advocate of human rights in South Asia. Presently, she is working as a Gender advisor- Sri Lanka and Afghanistan – Women leadership in Search for Common Ground. She is actively involved as a regional steering committee member with the South Asian regional initiatives through Peoples’ SAARC, member of the Asian European People’s Forum and CADTM- Committee for the Abolition of Illegitimate Debt, core committee member of the SAAPE, founding member of MEA- Sri Lanka (Men Engage Alliance, core committee member of South Asian Feminist Alliance (SAFA) and a task force member of the South Asian Human Rights mechanism.
He is a human rights defender, Secretary General of the World Forum of Fisher People (WFFP) and the head of the National Fisheries Solidarity Movement (NAFSO) of Sri Lanka. He is working in the human rights field from last 25 years and more. He is specified in addressing issues of land, ownership of water bodies and environmental destruction.
He is an Associate Professor and the General Secretary of Human Rights Alliance, He worked as UN Volunteer (Disaster Management Specialist) in UNDP Nepal as a liaison with Ministry of Agriculture and Development. He coordinated the civil society members and organisations in South Asia as a Campaigner for Peace, Justice and Demiliterisation Theme under SAAPE, In addition, Padma has co-authored Nepal's Chapter on Poverty and Vulnerability Report in South Asia, respectively in 2009 and 2012, and authored the 2016Edition of the Poverty Report a triennial publication of SAAPE.
Netra Prasad Timsina is regional coordinator of South Asia Alliance for Poverty Eradication (SAAPE)- a regional network of South Asian Countries comprising of academics, civil society organizations, women, labour and peasant movements, peace activists and grassroots based organizations. He is a political economic analyst and human rights activists of South Asia. He also has conducted researches on land and forest rights and community based natural resource management practices. And He is also extensively engaged on the climate change debate particularly with the discourse of climate justice and disaster resilience. Netra also has extensive engagement at regional and international level specific to development rights such as development agenda 2030, fight inequality global campaign among others. He also teaches public policy course in Universities of Nepal as adjunct professor. He holds a PhD degree from the University of Reading, United Kingdom in political economy of natural resource management.
He is aProgramme Coordinator at SAAPE Secretariat. He looks after the overall programmes of SAAPE and coordinates with networks, social movements, financial partners etc. He and team receive mentorship from SAAPE Advisors, SAAPE Core Committee Members and the Regional Coordinator toorganise campaigns and other flagship programmes
She is the Advocacy and Campaign Officer at SAAPE Secretariat. She supports programme implementation in South Asian countries with the support from SAAPE campaign members.