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Steering Committee

The steering committee plays a critical role in guiding the vision and strategy of Saamuhika Shakti. The steering committee is composed of internal and external members, and provides inputs on the overall direction of Saamuhika Shakti and ensures that we respond to the needs of the community as the project progresses. They advise on how individual organizations and those in the extended network can align to the common agenda and collaborate for improved outcome or more efficiency.

Akshay Soni

Executive Director,
Saamuhika Shakti
The/Nudge Institute

Ankur Garg

Country Director, India
BBC Media Action

Chandrasekara N.M.

Head, Programme Implementation Unit -South
Bal Raksha Bharat

Dr. Gayathri Vasudevan

Chief Impact Officer
Sambhav Foundation

Gigi Mathews

Country Director,
Enviu India


Managing Trustee,
Sparsha Trust

Krishnan Ranganathan

Co-founder - Udhyam and
Director - Udhyam Vyapaar

Maria Bystedt

Strategy Lead,
H&M Foundation

Nalini Shekar

Executive Director
and Co-founder
Hasiru Dala

Sandya Narayanan

Member, Solid Waste Management Round Table (SWMRT)

Smita Rakesh

Vice president,
Climate and Sustainability
Social Alpha

Venkat Kotamaraju

Circular Apparel Innovation Factory

VK Madhavan

WaterAid India

Nidhi Bansal

Senior Director, Program Operations, Quality & Learning, CARE India

Backbone Team

The role of the backbone organisation is to guide the vision and strategy and provide the supporting infrastructure to deliver the common agenda. The backbone organisation coordinates and supports the aligned activities with the partner organisations, cultivates external stakeholder and community engagement and ownership of the vision, manages monitoring and evaluation, and leads on internal and external communications.

The/Nudge Institute serves as the backbone organisation of Saamuhika Shakti.

Lakshmi Pattabi Raman

Executive Director,
Saamuhika Shakti

Akshay Soni

Executive Director,
Saamuhika Shakti

Zibi Jamal

Communications Director, Saamuhika Shakti

Bharath Sequeira

Associate Director,
Saamuhika Shakti

Sanjay Paswan

M&E Lead,
Saamuhika Shakti

Vishwadha Chander

Communications Manager, Saamuhika Shakti

Simran K

Gender Lead,
Saamuhika Shakti

About The/Nudge

The/ Nudge Institute serves as the backbone organisation for Saamuhika Shakti and is responsible for guiding the overall strategy and vision of the collective impact initiative. The/Nudge Institute works closely with the partners to facilitate collaboration and coordination of activities, build relationships, trust and buy-in from key ecosystem stakeholders and work towards mobilizing the right resources for collective success.

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